Social Services: Developmental Services
News: Community Living Greater Sudbury rally Dec. 17 for fair contract
December 14, 2012
Workers at Community Living Greater
Sudbury, represented by Local 676 of the Ontario Public Service Employees
Union, will stage an information rally Dec. 17 after rejecting two contract
offers from their employer.
“Community Living Greater Sudbury is prepared
to play Scrooge this Christmas by attempting to force an unfair deal on their
workers,” said Eric Evans, a staff member.
More than 230 staff work at Community Living,
a majority of them female and part-time. There is no pension plan, 80 per cent
are without benefits and there has been no acceptable wage increase since 2008.
Management at CLGS has demonstrated little
willingness to bargain a fair and just contract and expect staff to wait another
two years before considering a wage hike. That would amount to a 15-cent an
hour wage increase over six years, which the employees are not willing to
“The shining star atop management’s Christmas
tree this year is more cutbacks in hours for a work force that is already
stretched to the limits,” said Evans.
“CL GS staff are not looking to take job
action that would create a service disruption to the vulnerable clients we
serve; instead we want a sense of fairness. It is time for this employer to show
some respect to their staff and give us what we need to provide the best
possible quality services to our clients and their families,” said Local 676
president, Tammy Lanktree.
DETAILS : CLGS
workers to stage info rally Dec. 17 to back contract demands
a.m. – 12 noon
Community Living Greater Sudbury, 303 York St., Sudbury, ON.
information: June St. Germain, OPSEU Local 676 Bargaining Team Chair Tel:
705 691 2164