Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 21, 2016 15:38 ET

Media Advisory: Join Region of Peel CAS workers as MPPs address their 10-week strike at Queen's Park

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2016) - Ontario MPPs will address Queen's Park on Tuesday, November 22, in an attempt to break the deadlock in a strike between the Children's Aid Society of the Region of Peel (Peel CAS) and CUPE Local 4914 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4914), which represents 435 front-line, administrative and support workers.

The Peel CAS strike has now entered its tenth week. The union has tried ending the strike through negotiations and by requesting both parties agree to binding arbitration. Chief Executive Officer of Peel CAS, Rav Bains, has rejected these offers. Major outstanding issues include case-load language and a fair process for evaluating jobs. They are now asking the government to intervene and help settle the dispute.

MPP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Paul Miller, will address the Legislature at 3:00 p.m. Members of CUPE 4914 will be at Queen's Park throughout the day to speak with MPPs.

WHAT: Ontario MPPs address 10-week Peel CAS strike at Queen's Park
WHO: Members of CUPE 4914, representing 435 front-line, administrative and support workers for the Region of Peel Children's Aid Society
WHEN: Tuesday, November 22, Member's Statement at 3:00 p.m.
WHY: The strike has entered its tenth week. CUPE 4914 has requested negotiating and binding arbitration to try and end the strike. They are now appealing to the government to intervene and help settle the strike.

Contact Information

  • Sonia Yung
    CUPE 4914 President
    416-889-9998

    Matthew Stella
    CUPE Communications
    905-739-3999