CUPE education workers condemn Ford government hiring freeze as “starving students of support”

TORONTO, ON – The contempt that the Ford government has shown to children with autism and their parents now extends to all children in Ontario’s public education system, said representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in the wake of today’s news of a province-wide school board hiring freeze. The union warns that such a…

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“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…

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…

An Open Letter to Ontario’s School Communities

As the representatives of more than 55,000 of this province’s education workers, we are deeply disturbed by decisions of the newly elected government regarding the Ontario Curriculum. First, the government cancelled curriculum sessions, one of which was making revisions in keeping with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), while others addressed ASL…

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applauding the Campaign for Public Education’s (CPE) latest effort to secure a review and overhaul of the province’s outdated funding formula.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