CUPE Local 5257, who represents more than 100 Montessori teachers and support staff at Blaisdale Montessori School, is on strike as of Monday, November 16, 2020.
These workers, who rose up for families during the pandemic, have been without a contract since August 31, 2019 and are taking job action for fair wages and a fair contract. More than 55% of workers at Blaisdale Montessori School earn minimum wage and the employer refuses to offer any wage improvements for the first two years of the agreement.
In an effort to reach a fair deal, the local has met with the employer 16 times and has extended its strike deadline on five occasions. Blaisdale Montessori School has seven campuses throughout Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, and Bowmanville.
We call on the administration of Blaisdale Montessori School to bargain a fair deal for loyal Montessori teachers and support staff.
Please add you name to our letter to the Principal of Blaisdale Montessori School. Fill in the form below to send a message.