Goal is to preserve and enhance services for students, say education workers heading into bargaining

TORONTO, ON – As school boards across Ontario suffer deep and destructive cuts at the hands of the provincial government, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 55,000 education workers, is heading to the bargaining table. But as they give notice to bargain, they will also be giving notice to their counterparts in negotiations:…

Government’s changes to education include $309 million in hidden cuts that will “inflict damage” on students

TORONTO, ON – Major cuts to funding for staff who support students in school are buried in today’s much-ballyhooed announcement on changes to education, said the union that represents 55,000 education workers in the province. Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shared their findings of $309 million in cuts after their analysis…

Joint Statement from Educational Workers’ Unions in Ontario: Supporting Students with Autism

As parents, educators, front-line workers, education stakeholders’ and as concerned residents in Ontario, we strongly urge the government to rethink its rash decision-making on the Ontario Autism Program and put the needs of children with autism first. The Ford government’s reckless changes to the way it supports children with autism – in particular, its cuts…

“Get back to class!”: CUPE urges government MPPs to visit Ontario classrooms rather than consult about increasing class sizes

On the first-ever International Day of Education (January 24), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 55,000 education workers in Ontario, is calling on the Ford government to send its MPPs back to the classroom to learn how education really works for students, teachers, and education workers in the province’s schools. CUPE makes…