Kids at Risk! OPSEU holding rally in London to protest layoffs at CAS | National Union of Public and General Employees

Kids at Risk! OPSEU holding rally in London to protest layoffs at CAS

Rally participants will be demanding a moratorium on layoffs in the CAS sector and that the Liberals provide the necessary funding so that workers can continue to protect the most vulnerable kids and youth in Ontario.

London (08 Aug. 2013) - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is holding a rally in London, ON at noon on Wednesday August 14 to protest layoffs, lack of funding and instability at Children's Aid Societies (CAS). 

Rally participants will be demanding a moratorium on layoffs in the CAS sector and that the Liberals provide the necessary funding so that workers can continue to protect the most vulnerable kids and youth in Ontario.

London-Middlesex CAS layoff 27 child and youth workers

The London-Middlesex CAS announced the layoffs of 27 child and youth workers as a result of a budget shortfall of more than $4.6 million this year.  The layoffs will have a direct affect on the services that clients and their families rely on.  OPSEU/NUPGE believes the job losses could be avoided if the province adopted an alternative "transitional funding" formula.

OPSEU/NUPGE is encouraging everyone to attend the rally at noon on August 14 outside the CAS at 1680 Oxford Street East, London, ON.

More information:

Moratorium on job cuts needed at London-Middlesex CAS

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