A message of solidarity from OSBCU and CUPE Ontario to ETFO and OSSTF

Starting on Tuesday, November 26, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), representing 83,000 teachers and education workers, as well as the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), representing more than 60,000 members, will begin work-to-rule job action. And we, the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), representing 55,000 CUPE education workers, and all…

Media Advisory: CUPE education workers announce results of province-wide votes on central agreement

MEDIA ADVISORY TORONTO, ON – Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will appear at a news conference to announce the results of the province-wide ratification votes on the tentative central agreement reached on October 6. WHO: Laura Walton, President, CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions; a custodian, member of…

CUPE school board leaders endorse tentative deal that secures services for students

– Deal now proceeds to province-wide ratification votes – TORONTO, ON – Within a week of their union securing a tentative central agreement that restores vital services to Ontario’s schools, hundreds of school board leaders gathered near Toronto today and gave their endorsement to the deal. Leaders from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)…

Province-wide strike averted as CUPE education workers reach tentative agreement

TORONTO – After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the provincial government and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA). The new deal secures services for Ontario students and improves working life for 55,000 education workers,…

CUPE Ontario Statement on CUPE Education Workers Negotiating Tentative Collective Agreement

(le français suit) Congratulations to CUPE Ontario’s School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) for negotiating a tentative collective agreement. For a week, 55,000 CUPE education workers have been taking job action to secure a fair agreement that ensures services for students and treats workers with respect. They have been holding firm, demanding an end to…

As education workers give notice of walkout, CUPE urges province, trustees to focus on reaching a deal that secures services for students

TORONTO, ON – In the face of mounting evidence that school boards are using education workers’ work-to-rule job action as an excuse to cut programs, services and staffing in Ontario schools, the union that represents these workers gave the required five days’ notice for escalating their job action to a full-fledged walkout that is scheduled…

CUPE education workers’ province-wide job action Update from CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions

On behalf of 55,000 education workers who began working to rule on Monday, September 30, representatives from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will update members of the media on their ongoing job action. Who: Laura Walton, President of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), Darcie McEathron, CUPE School Boards Coordinator, Fred Hahn, President,…