220 developmental services workers are in danger of being locked out by their employer at Community Living Durham North.
Management pulled the trigger on bargaining talks and started a countdown toward a possible shutdown of services that would severely impact the lives of over 200 supported individuals and their families.
Management seems intent to push workers toward a concession-filled contract:
- By threatening the bargaining team to accept management’s proposal on conciliation day or the employer would trigger a countdown toward a lock-out situation
- Jeopardizing services to supported individuals by indeed pulling the trigger on conciliation day before the union representatives could even review and respond to management’s proposal
- Denying both parties an opportunity to reach a fair contract by pulling the plug on contract talks before union representatives could meet with the provincial government to discuss how the province’s front-line developmental services workers would benefit from a designated $200 million to improve workers’ working and earning conditions
You can help workers continue to care for people with developmental disabilities.
Please send a message to management and tell them to stop their brash and forceful behavior and come back to the bargaining table with the full intention of bargaining fairly and respectfully to reach a fair contract so workers can continue to help supported individuals and their families.