Injury to one is injury to all! SUPPORT CUPE 1287 Humane Society WORKERS !
Lincoln County Humane Society workers, members of CUPE 1287, have been on strike since February 24. On May 16 their bargainig team reached a tentative collective agreement, which was ratified Thursday, May 17.
After 84 days, 3 barbecues and rallies, 4 Strooband Resign! rallies, the the manager director Kevin Strooband has yet to resign!
Thursday nights are Strooband Resign! rally nights. Today, May 31 at 7 pm.
May 17: Day 84 and a day of ratification of the tentative contract signed by CUPE 1287 and the LCHS May 16. The workers have ratified the collective agreement. Strike is over, 84 days, 3 barbecues and rallies, and 4 Strooband resign! rallies.
The fundraiser is still on! Fundraiser for 1287 June 8, speakers, drinks, music& dance.
Breaking News: First management resignation at the LCHS!
Join the CUPE1287 picket line anytime between 8 am and 4 pm. 160 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines. From Saturday’s Solidarity Barbecue:
Read the Solidarity and Support appeal – URGENT
Still on the picket line battling intransigent and spiteful employer! Say no to concessions and fragmentation of workers into two tiers!
- Contact the LCHS executive director to express your support for the workers who fight against concessions and two-tier system.
- Engage in e-action. Send a template letter or write your own.
- Show up at the Lincoln County Humane Society, 160 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, and walk the line with the workers in solidarity. Help prevent scabs and strike breaking “volunteers” crossing their picket line. There are valuable lessons to learn on the picket line.
- Write to the board of directors:
Ann Davidson President firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Manney VP email@example.com
Nadia Kobylka Treasurer nkobylka@macgillivray 3 Heather Lane,
Grace Pang Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary-Lou Davidson Director email@example.com
Dr. Rita Ghosal Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Howe Director email@example.com
Ed Klassen Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Probst Director email@example.com
Maria Sgambati Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Kushner Director email@example.com
Note, Kushner teaches economics at Brock and is a member of BUFA! A member of a union is busting workers! He also co-owns Cat’s Caboose, the pub on Glenridge Ave. We can’t possibly have a pint of Guinness there anymore (or anything else for that matter), can we?
Joe Kushner St.Catharines firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Barlow Lincoln email@example.com
Steve Berry Grimsby firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Lawson-Gula NOTL email@example.com
Read the latest Standard’s article about it here, cum grano salis, that is. The number of supporters attending the rally was greater than the reporter’s estimates, and the LCHS’s director’s statements are the greatest grain of salt of all….This action is to be repeated next Wedensday from 7pm to 9pm again.
The LCHS management demands greater amount of insecure work for less money and even fewer benefits. In fact the LCHS management wants to split the workers into two tiers where one is to take 15% cut in wages and be left without benefits. The workers demand equal treatment and decent working conditions so they can take the best care of animals in the community. While the workers have conscience, dignity and courage to stand up for what is right and what benefits the public, the LCHS management acts in a truly incredibly irresponsible and unaccountable way. The Board of Directors made unsound decisions in the past and now they want the workers to pay for it! We have to put stop to this nonsense now! The humane society is a vital service to the public and is publicaly funded. We cannot allow a powertripping manager, pliable board of directors, and the apathy of city councilors to ruin the workers’ livelihoods and the wellbeing of animals these professionals care for. An injury to one is an injury to all!
The latest gruesome and glaringly disregarding actions of the LCHS management while the workers were pushed on the picket line can be seen here.