Monday, April 22, 2013

Dillico Workers Strike Vote

Unionized staff who provide child welfare, health and mental heath services to aboriginal communities in northwestern Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action.  The 450 plus staff at Dilico Anishnabek Family Services have voted in 95-percent in favour of strike action.  The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union says their old collective agreement expired in March 2012.  CEP says workloads, off-hour coverage and wages and benefit improvements are just a few of the issues that haven't be resolved.  The Union is hoping to schedule more meeting dates with the employer.