Education workers to UCDSB trustees: “Rushing decisions on cuts without considering consequences will hurt students, schools and services”

BROCKVILLE, ON – On behalf of education workers at Upper Canada District School Board, Sue Hanson, president of Local 5678 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), has sent an open letter to UCDSB trustees in advance of tonight’s board meeting in Brockville. At this meeting, it is anticipated that trustees will take decisions…

Concerned community members join UCDSB education workers to protest cuts in services for children with special needs

BROCKVILLE, ON – A determined group of friends, some of whom have grandchildren attending Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools, are backing the board’s education workers in their efforts to protect frontline jobs and services from swingeing cuts. And although the group supports all workers fighting to protect the services they provide in UCDSB…

Union ratifies new contract at Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord

NORTH BAY, ON – CUPE Local 1165-03, representing 12 clerical staff and audio-visual technicians at the Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord, has voted to ratify a new collective agreement. The workers had been without a local contract since August 31, 2014. The school board covers several northern municipalities, including North Bay, Mattawa, Sturgeon Falls and Verner.…

CUPE 1022 reaches tentative agreement

More than 200 people rallied last night outside the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board in support of CUPE Local 1022’s bargaining team, who worked through the night to reach a tentative agreement. The local, representing 750 office staff, educational assistants, custodial workers, early childhood educators, library technicians, maintenance and other school workers, stated that…

Toronto Education Workers, CUPE 4400’s video ads

These are a series of video ads created by CUPE 4400 to raise awareness of the impact of its members. Educational AssistantCaretakerInternational Language InstructorEducational Assistant https://youtube.com/watch?v=FVns0Wktsk0%3Fhl%3Den-ca%26rel%3D0%26autohide%3D1%26showinfo%3D0 Caretaker https://youtube.com/watch?v=-rUPIghuJaM%3Fhl%3Den-ca%26rel%3D0%26autohide%3D1%26showinfo%3D0 International Language Instructor https://youtube.com/watch?v=yVgVIWQTtGc%3Fhl%3Den-ca%26rel%3D0%26autohide%3D1%26showinfo%3D0