Safeguarding best-quality child care services: child care workers and YMCA-YWCA sign a three-year deal

OTTAWA, ON – Early childhood educators (ECEs), educational assistants (EAs) and support staff at three National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA child care centres have agreed to a contract that will help deliver stable, reliable care to the children enrolled at the agency’s centres. Workers at Taggart Family Y, Ruddy Family Y and Avalon Public School child…

CUPE applauds Campaign for Public Education’s calls for review and overhaul of funding formula

TORONTO – The union representing 55,000 education workers in Ontario is applauding the Campaign for Public Education’s (CPE) latest effort to secure a review and overhaul of the province’s outdated funding formula. “CUPE has been calling for a review and overhaul of the funding formula for years,” said Terri Preston, who chairs CUPE’s education sector…

Open letter to Education Minister Mitzie Hunter regarding ongoing school closures

  CUPE Ontario is a signatory to the Ontario Alliance Against School Closure’s open letter to the Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, protesting ongoing school closures across the province. The text of the letter can be found below.   October 25, 2016 Open Letter to Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter The Honourable Minister of Education,…