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(Toronto) Some 250 frontline social services workers with the Catholic Childrens Aid Society of Toronto (CCAS) have commenced strike action, after rejecting a tentative settlement reached Thursday (July 13) with the Society.

Picket lines will go up at 8:00 a.m. this morning (July 14) at the CCAS head office, located at 26 Maitland Street (Southeast of Yonge and Wellesley).

The members of CUPE Local 2190 voted on a tentative settlement reached by both sides yesterday. After rejecting it, they then voted 85% in favour of commencing job action.

The main issue in dispute is workload and the impact it is having on the workers ability to protect children who may be at risk.

For information:

Sally Woodcock, President CUPE Local 2190

(416) 395-1771 (o)

John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.

(416) 292-3999 (o), (416) 200-6126 (Cell)

Peter Paulekat, CUPE National Rep.

(416) 292-3999 (o), (416) 419-1281 (Cell)

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