Media Advisory - Developmental service workers to hold information picket Feb. 28 in Oakville

OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Faced with growing problems inside their workplace and frustrated by the apparent indifference to these problems by management, developmental service workers in Halton Region will stage an information picket in Oakville on Feb. 28.

Among the shortcomings cited by the workers is the increase in management levels while frontline staffing is reduced. Growing waiting lists, unfair treatment of younger employees, a failure to accommodate staff when injuries occur on the job, and costly renovations to head office at the expense of client needs, are other reasons the members of Local 249 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union are staging the Feb. 28 picket.

"Ultimately it is the clients and their families who suffer the most when the focus of management is on issues not related directly to treatment. And that's the situation we find ourselves facing in Oakville." said Sue Walker, president of Local 249.

The workers provide personal care, meal assistance, medication administration and facilitate outings, among other responsibilities, on behalf of those with developmental disabilities.

DETAILS

Date:               

Saturday Feb. 28

Time:               

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location:         

Central West Specialized Developmental Services (formerly Oakland's Regional Centre) 53 Bond Street, Oakville

 

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: Sue Walker, President OPSEU Local 249, 289-260-5915

RELATED LINKS
http://www.opseu.org

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