Solidarity with We the Students Do Not Consent

CUPE Ontario members, including more than 55,000 education workers represented by the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), stand in solidarity with students who are exercising their Charter Rights as part of the We the Students Do Not Consent walk-outs. Students are taking multiple actions over two days — including coordinated student walk-outs across…

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is applauding the Campaign for Public Education’s (CPE) latest effort to secure a review and overhaul of the province’s outdated funding formula.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…

Pilot project that brings private autism therapy operators into schools raises alarms: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Aspects of a pilot project announced by the Ministry of Education today for students with autism are raising alarm bells about the future of fully accessible, public education in the province, say CUPE Ontario education workers. “We represent 13,000 Educational Assistants who work hard, with other Board employees and parents, to develop…

Niagara Catholic District School Board’s plans to cut front-line school board workers will impact services, says CUPE 1317

NIAGARA, ON – Niagara Catholic District School Board workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are questioning why the board is talking about a ‘balanced portfolio’ when front-line school board staff, including 32 CUPE 1317 members, are being laid off as early as June.   “We find it disingenuous for the board…

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board’s plans to close 11 schools will severely impact vital school services to students: CUPE 1022

BELLEVILLE, ON – Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are raising the alarm over the school board’s plans to close or consolidate 11 schools, including 9 elementary and 2 high schools in Belleville, Centre Hastings and Prince Edward County. In reports posted on their…

Local and Provincial CUPE leaders pen open letter to Peel School Board Community in wake of Islamophobic incidents

Mississauga, ON – Earlier today, in the wake of several Islamophobic and Anti-Muslim acts taking place in Peel Region, Local and Provincial CUPE Leaders issued an open letter to all members of the Peel District School Board Community. The full text of this letter is below.     An Open Letter to the Peel District School…