SAMS Code Red

November 2015 will mark one full year since the introduction of the Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) in Ontario Works offices.  Although the turmoil of the initial months has abated to some extent, problems and frustrations continue as daily reminders that SAMS prevents workers from delivering the high-quality services that vulnerable Ontarians need and deserve.

It’s time once again to make our voices heard.

What do I do?

  • Wear RED on Thursday November 12th, 2015
  • Take pictures of yourselves (during lunch or breaks) wearing red in non-identifiable areas and send them to, they will be posted on Facebook and Twitter
  • Make sure you sign a card and return to your Steward.
  • Any questions call the office:  905-522-0917 and ask for Sandra, Tracey or Jodi

New Unit for 5167

The Members of CUPE Local 5167 voted unanimously at the October Membership meeting to include CityHousing Hamilton Superintendents as a Unit of Local 5167.

The 19 Superintendents organized themselves over the summer and approached 5167 asking to be included as a unit.  They are a good fit for 5167 as they share a common employer with the majority of our members.

The new unit has already elected a Bargaining Committee and will be sitting down with Management soon to start working on their first Collective Agreement.

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