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For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2012
 
 

Human Services Strike Update: Hours of Service Changes

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 25, 2012) – The Region of Peel advises that the hours of service for Human Services clients will change, effective Monday, May 28.  As of Monday, in-person and telephone requests can be completed Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Unionized Human Services employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 have been on strike since Thursday, May 3.

Clients and residents are asked to please be patient as they may experience delays in-person or on the phone. Where possible, please complete your application online at peelregion.ca/hsapply or through the mail.

As a result of the strike, the following Human Services programs and services are affected

10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton – Human Services Reception

Closed.  New clients with pre-booked appointments are asked to access the 7120 Hurontario St. location in Mississauga. Employment Resource Centre will be closed, including access resource centre computers.

7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga – Human Services Reception

Open Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for pre-booked appointments. Centre will be closed, including access resource centre computers.

Ontario Works

Applications will continue to be taken and clients will continue to receive their social assistance payments.

Housing Subsidy and Housing Waitlist

Applications will continue to be taken and applicants on the subsidy wait list will continue to be placed as units become available.

Child Care Subsidy

Applications will continue to be taken and children on the subsidy wait list will continue to be placed as spaces become available.

Employment Resource Centres – Brampton and Mississauga locations

Closed, including access resource centre computers.  Clients currently attending or registered to begin employment training programs at non-Regional facilities will be able to attend during the disruption.

Visit peelregion.ca for further updates related to the labour disruption.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Jennifer Marvin
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4668

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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