TORONTO – In October, the Ontario School Board Council of Unions negotiated, on behalf of 55,000 CUPE education workers, a central collective agreement with the Council of Trustees’ Associations and the Province of Ontario. A major element of the contract was $78 million in annual funding to restore services for students and return 1300 CUPE members to their jobs. The agreement was ratified in November 2019 and the funding is in place until 2022 (when the current central agreement expires), retroactive to the date before the layoff period.

Representatives from CUPE’s Ontario School board Council of Unions (OSBCU) will update members of the media on the current use of this funding.

Who: Laura Walton, President of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU)
Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
Sylvain Piché, Francophone Vice-President, OSBCU

What: Update on use of $78 million fund to restore services and jobs lost in 2019 by CUPE education workers

When: 10 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020

Where: Media Studio, Queen’s Park

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For more information, please contact:

Mary Unan, CUPE Communications 647-390-9839
Laura Walton, OSBCU President 613-813-9951

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