Toronto (February 10, 2010) - Employers at 20 agencies across Ontario sign on to Joint Declaration with OPSEU, CUPE and OASIS.
'The clients, their families and even the employer have all been vocal in their support of the striking workers.' - Carol Furlong.
'How common is it for staff to witness or experience aggression in the clients they support?'
Deal includes retroactive pay for employees plus improvements in several other areas of the contract.
Budget cuts by Campbell government hurt vulnerable young children and leave 40 highly-trained therapists without jobs.
'We're honoured that they've chosen our union as the organization that can help them address their concerns.' - Darryl Walker.
CCPA study says March budget should extend benefits to at least 26 weeks for unemployed Canadians.
Two provincial watchdogs issue report calling for better complaint process and province-wide tracking system.
The important work of all those who care for and support individuals with developmental disabilities is being celebrated in dozens of communities across Ontario today.
"Our community is losing a supportive home for some of our most vulnerable citizens living with mental illness."