Canadian Hearing Society Workers Continue to Picket

The five employees of the Kingston's Canadian Hearing Society office at the Frontenac Mall will have company on the picket lines Friday.

They will be joined by striking colleagues from Belleville and community supporters, who will wear green to defend inclusion and fairness at CHS.

Employees have been without a collective agreement for four years and say that their sick leave and health plan, negotiated over a period of 40 years, is under attack.

CUPE says CHS wants to gut employee benefits that were originally intended to break barriers and help them cope with work that is mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging.

Members of CUPE 2073 work at CHS as counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, and information technology specialists.