“It’s time for the board of directors at NEW to tell their executive director to get back to the table with a decent and respectful wage offer." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Toronto (19 Feb. 2019) — As Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW) holds its annual general meeting on February 19, the members of Local 518 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), working at NEW will hold an information picket about their employer’s refusal to end more than a decade of stagnant wages. They’ll be joined by Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
OPSEU/NUPGE members share frustration on wages
What: OPSEU Local 518 information picket at Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW)
When: Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 3:45 to 4:45 pm.
Where: 745 Danforth (at Danforth and Pape)
“Stagnant wages are a wage cut,” said Thomas. “These passionate and dedicated workers provide an incredibly important service. But how are they supposed to continue this work when they can’t even afford to pay their rising bills?"
“It’s time for the board of directors at NEW to tell their executive director to get back to the table with a decent and respectful wage offer," said Thomas.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE