CUPE Files Labour Practice Complaint Against Canadian Hearing Society

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2073 has filed an unfair labour practice complaint against the Canadian Hearing Society.

The local filed the complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

The union feels the employer has violated the Ontario Labour Relations Act in multiple ways.

Cupe National Representative Barbara Wilker-Frey says on April 7th CHS reached out to the 227 striking workers individually by Purolator to their home addresses and presented them with individual offers.

She says the union is frustrated and upset by the employer's actions.

"They presented information to the members directly which they have never presented to us across the table in bargaining and that's why we filed the unfair labour practice," says Wilker-Frey.

She adds the employer also sent out false financial information to the workers.

Windsor' branch is located at Giles and McDougall and opened in 1974 and employs 14 people.

They provide counselling services, audiology and hearing aid programs and sign language services.

The workers have been on strike since early March.