Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
York Region CAS

York Region CAS

September 12, 2007 15:31 ET

York Region CAS Back to Work

YORK REGION, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - The seventeen day strike at York CAS, which began Aug. 27, 2007, has ended. On Sept. 12, 2007, the 180 striking members voted to accept management's latest offer. All bargaining unit members will return to work on Sept. 13, 2007.

OPSEU Local 304 President Lisa Maynard and Executive Director Patrick Lake said, "We are gratified that we were able to come together to resolve the three areas of concern: workload, wages and mileage. We look forward to a new era of working together in our shared goal of creating a positive work environment for staff and providing the highest quality care to the children and families of York Region."

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas commented, "We look forward to an improved working relationship with the employer so that together, the children and families of the region will receive the best possible service. We are optimistic that with this new collective agreement, we will be able to achieve just that."

Today's vote has ended the first strike in the Society's history.

Contact Information

    David Cox
    Communications Officer
    1-800-268-7376 extension 8314
    York Region Children's Aid Society
    Jennifer Grant
    Director, Communications and Public Relations
    (905) 895-2318 extension 3301