“Repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario launches campaign to support frontline workers

Toronto, ON – Now’s the time to finally repeal the Constitution-violating legislation which caps total compensation, including wages, for public sector workers to only 1 per cent, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario during a press conference. “The Ford Conservatives have simply done nothing to deal with the skyrocketing cost of living,”…

Education workers deliver 25,000 letters to Premier Ford calling for service improvements for students and better pay

Toronto, ON – The day before Premier Doug Ford is set to see Ontario’s new cabinet sworn in, frontline education workers delivered over 25,000 letters to his office at Queen’s Park. The letters call for more education workers in schools to guarantee that service improvements for students are in place come September and real wage…

Hastings and Prince Edward frontline education workers call foul on school cuts

Belleville, ON – Frontline education workers demonstrated outside and attended inside at the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) meeting on Monday evening. Despite rising enrollment and this school board’s own projection that funding will increase for the 2022-2023 school year starting in September, trustees are cutting 11 frontline workers: custodians, maintenance, and…

Haliburton, Kawarthas & Muskoka frontline education workers rally to stop school cuts

Bracebridge, ON – Frontline education workers rallied outside of the Muskoka Education Centre on Tuesday evening, urging Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) trustees to reject the proposed 2022-2023 board budget because it contained staffing cuts that will harm the quality of education for students. “We’re bringing our pink slips to the school board meeting…

Frontline education workers rally to stop school cuts

PETERBOROUGH, ON – Frontline education workers rallied outside of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board office on Monday evening, urging trustees not to pass the 2022-2023 budget as it was presented because it contained staffing cuts that will harm the quality of education for students. “PVNC trustees have a choice…

Education workers tell the ‘get it done premier’: Get a fair deal done now to avoid classroom upheaval in September

WINDSOR, ON – Frontline education workers are ready to fight for what students need in the classroom and what they need to do their jobs even better. The day after a provincial election that saw Premier Doug Ford unequivocally assure workers “I’ll always have their backs” and repeatedly promise to “get it done,” and 90…