CUPE 1521.02 strikers and their supporters rallied for stable ACL funding in front of Ontario Social Services minister Madeleine Meilleur’s office in Ottawa Jul. 29.
- Photo Gallery: CUPE 1521-02 rallies at Madeleine Meilleur’s office
The 90 social service workers have been on strike since Jul. 4.
The local took their message to Meilleur’s office because the developmental sector has suffered cutbacks or budget freezes for most of the past 15 years.
“We need stable, multi-year funding from the province or the folks in community living will continue to live at poverty’s doorstep, while the very workers who support them face retiring into poverty,” Paul Moist said.
“We call on the Community Living Association-Lanark County to stop spending money on replacement workers and get back to the bargaining table,” Karen Bowes, Unit Chair of CUPE 1521.02 said.
The Ottawa & District Labour Council organized the rally./>