Statement of Solidarity with Locked Out OECTA Teachers

NIAGARA, ON – The following statement was made today by Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario: CUPE Ontario sends their support and solidarity to the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) who were locked out by the Niagara Catholic District School Board on Monday, March 20. CUPE Ontario is the province’s largest…

Change to School Board Bargaining Act Anti-Democratic

TORONTO, ON – CUPE Ontario strongly opposes an amendment to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act (SBCBA) tabled yesterday by the Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, that will make central bargaining with the provincial government mandatory for all education workers. If passed, the new legislation would take away the rights of school board support workers…

CUPE education workers ratify contract extension in province-wide votes

TORONTO – In votes held province-wide, education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have ratified a contract extension that settles central and local agreements until August 31, 2019. The deal was reached with the province of Ontario and the Council of Trustee Associations (CTA) in late December. The agreement was ratified…

CUPE 4155 education workers ratify tentative agreement

L’ORIGNAL, ON – 250 education workers with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) will be back on the job Tuesday after ratifying a tentative agreement that was reached on the weekend.  The workers commenced strike action on February 7th after going two and a half years without a contract. “We’re pleased…

Tentative agreement reached between CUPE 4155 and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien

L’ORIGNAL, ON – A tentative agreement has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4155, representing 250 education workers, and their employer, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO). The workers have been on strike since February 7th. No details of the agreement will be released until the…

School board hires replacement workers instead of resolving issues at the bargaining table

L’ORIGNAL, ON – On the second day of a strike involving 250 education workers with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO), the union representing them, CUPE Local 4155, is questioning the school board’s priorities. “They had replacement workers hired on the first day of the strike,” said Raymond Giroux, President of…

Strike commences at Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien

L’ORIGNAL, ON – More than 250 education workers with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) have commenced job action this morning. The workers, represented by CUPE Local 4155, have been in bargaining for two years, and are the last school board local in the province to conclude negotiations following an August…