Ontario activists and supporters encouraged to find out about events taking place in their community
Ottawa (16 Jan. 2007 ) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining activists in the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) in recognizing January 17 as Worker Appreciation Day for Developmental Services in Ontario.
"We want to recognize the important work done by these employees," says NUPGE president James Clancy.
"Experience has shown that you cannot find a group of workers more dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible. I want to encourage everyone to take some time on January 17th to recognize the contributions these workers make."
The day is being celebrated in nearly 50 communities across Ontario. Activists and supporters are encouraged to contact the agency nearest them to find out about events taking place.
The National Union is currently organizing a national conference for Community-Based Social Services Workers, which will include developmental services workers. It is scheduled for April 1-3 in Edmonton. Activists interested in attending should contact their component for more details.
OPSEU has published a complete list of union components participating in activities. For further information please check the link below. NUPGE
OPSEU list of components celebrating on January 17