Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

August 15, 2007 11:43 ET

OPSEU: York Region Children's Aid Society Staff Will be in a Strike Position Aug. 27

NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2007) - Staff at York Region Children's Aid Society could be on strike as early as Aug. 27, 2007.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, representing 180 unionized staff at York CAS, was close to an agreement with the employer when talks broke down. The union could not accept the employer's last position on wages, workload and mileage.

"The workload issue is of great concern to our members who want to be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and families without placing anyone in jeopardy," said OPSEU Local 304 President Lisa Maynard.

The employer declined to meet in mediation in August.

OPSEU members are determined to secure a collective agreement that will address the serious problems with working conditions at the agency.

The most recent contract expired March 31, 2007. No bargaining dates are scheduled.

Contact Information

  • OPSEU Local 304
    Lisa Maynard
    (705) 627-6740