A Fund Child Welfare rally is planned for this morning outside of the offices of the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it is the first of five scheduled service shutdown days at the CAS due to provincial funding cuts.
Union representatives argue the embattled Liberals are aiming to balance their budget on the backs of many of the 6-thousand children who use the city’s food banks each month and those who rely on important CAS services, including home visits and medical appointments.
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn says it would cost 50-million dollars to fix the situation.
Provincial funding cuts also forced the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society to announce earlier this year that it will lay off 70 employees.