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Striking employees at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), a Toronto-area social service agency, are continuing their fight against employer demands for concessions.

The 80 members of CUPE 2137 provide job counselling, educational and vocational services. They went on strike October 28.

Key issues in dispute include wages and the employers desire to cut back on Jewish Holidays.

The strikers were joined November 8 on the picket lines by members of CUPE 2563, child care workers at Victoria Day Care, on strike since June 29, members of CUPE 3896, striking home care workers at SPRINT and members of CUPE 3903, striking workers at York University.

These workers come from different sectors and different work-places, says Tia De Agazio, president of Local 2137. But we all have one thing in common were fighting together for fair wages, decent working conditions and respect in the workplace.