Workers At Canadian Hearing Society On Strike

Workers at the local branch of the Canadian Hearing Society are on strike.

It's part of a province-wide strike by workers represented by CUPE.

About a dozen workers began walking the picket line Monday morning at Giles and McDougall St since they haven't had a contract in four years.

They say there has been on wage increase in that time while executive's pay continues to rise.

The union says the employer is demanding major roll backs to health benefits.

Many of the workers are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Canadian Hearing Society provides counselling services, hearing aid programs and sign language services.