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Support a picket line
There are picket lines at all three Participation Lodge locations: Holland Centre and St. Francis Place in Owen Sound and Lutheran Manor in Hanover. All support at these picket lines is greatly appreciated!    

Call or email Elaine Kerr, Executive Director of Participation Lodge.  
Elain Kerr's number is 519-794-3201 x224

If she happens not to be at her desk, dial extension 555 for the phone to ring throughout the facility. Someone should pick up...
 
You can also send Elaine Kerr an email at one, or both, of the following email addresses. Let her know that you support her staff, and that it is time to get back to the table!

Ekerr.partlodge@bmts.com

Elaine@participationlodge.ca

Please also contact Bonnie Seeley, President, Board of Directors at (519) 376-6908 

November 9, 2012 OPSEU negotiators are calling on Participation Lodge to soften its hard-line stance and help resolve a strike about to enter its eighth week. OPSEU’s bargaining team has been called back to the table for Sunday, November 11. . more...

November 12, 2012 OPSEU Local 235 has reached a tentative contract with Participation Lodge after both sides met on Sunday, November 11. The picket lines have been called off, pending a ratification vote to be held on Tuesday, November 13. more...

November 9, 2012 OPSEU negotiators are calling on Participation Lodge to soften its hard-line stance and help resolve a strike about to enter its eighth week. OPSEU’s bargaining team has been called back to the table for Sunday, November 11. . more...

NEW video highlights Participation Lodge Solidarity

November 9, 2012 Watch the solidarity rally video of OPSEU PresidentWarren (Smokey) Thomas¹ visit to the Participation Lodge Hanover picket line.

November 2, 2012 OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas joined workers and supporters for a solidarity rally at Participation Lodge in Hanover on October 31. more...

October 30, 2012 OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, will join striking workers at the Hanover picket line at noon on Wednesday, October 31. As workers enter their sixth week of a strike, the union is calling on Participation Lodge Executive Director Elaine Kerr to return to the table with a fair offer for her workers.  more...

October 26, 2012 Dozens of workers from Participation Lodge took a road trip to London, Ontario on Tuesday, October 24. First they picketed the office of the Ministry of Community and Social Services, then they held a rally in front of the South West LHIN. more...

October 25, 20122  Listen to the ad now running on seven different radio stations that call for Participation Lodge to be held to account. more...

October 23, 2012  Workers from Owen Sound are taking a trip to London Ontario on Wednesday, October 24 to hold  pickets outside the offices of the Ministry of Community and Social Services and South West LHIN.  more...

October 15, 2012 Members of OPSEU Local 235 at Participation Lodge held a strong rally at the employer headquarters on Wednesday. October 10. Voicing support for the bargaining team, members called for financial transparency and a return to the bargaining table. more...

October 5, 2012 Join the picket line to support members of OPSEU Local 235 on Wednesday, October 10. These workers are on strike to protect their benefits and fight for fair compensation in an agency that has one manager for every five staff!   more...

September 25, 2012 OPSEU members of L235 Participation Lodge will be hosting a free barbecue on Saturday September 29more...

September 27, 2012 Read the media coverage and see the pictures from the rally on Wednesday, September 26.   more...

September 25, 2012 A rally in support of striking workers will be held at Participation Lodge in Owen Sound on Wednesday, September 26. Staff have been on strike since Saturday morning, September 22. more...

September 17, 2012 Despite the assistance of a provincial mediator, Participation Lodge and Local 235 have reached another impasse.  more...

August 31, 2012 Members of OPSEU Local 235 Participation Lodge in Owen Sound have voted down their employer’s final offer by an overwhelming majority. The next step is to file for a “no board report”. This will start the clock ticking towards a legal strike deadline. more...

 

 

 


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