Striking Participation Lodge members take message to public

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) taking striking Participation Lodge members message to the public in new radio ads now on seven different stations.

Owen Sound (29 Oct. 2012) - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is running new radio ads now on seven different stations calling for Participation Lodge to be held to account.

Asking “is anyone holding Participation Lodge accountable?” and “Can you trust anything they say?” the ads put Executive Director Elaine Kerr on notice.

OPSEU/NUPGE is urging the employer to get back to the table with a fair deal for their workers.

Listen to the ad by clicking here.

The frontline workers at Participation Lodge have been on strike for a month. The members strongly feel that they are taking a stand not only for their own wages and benefits but for quality public services.

Workers point out that there is one manager for every five workers and that almost half of the Lodge’s budget pays for management, instead of front-line services.

OPSEU/NUPGE is also running print ads October 25, 26 and 27 in the Owen Sound Sun Times and the Hanover Post (to see ad click here).


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 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

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