Province-Wide Political Protests of Educators in Ontario

Province-Wide Political Protests of Educators in Ontario

The Ontario Federation of Labour has called an emergency rally in Toronto for Tuesday, November 1 at 5:00 pm at the Ministry of Labour (400 University Ave.) to protest the Ford government’s pre-emptive tabling of back-to-work legislation against the teachers and education workers while mediation was still set to take place. Fifty-five thousand education workers organized into the Ontario School Boards Council of Unions are set to withdraw their labour on Friday November 4 in what has now become a province-wide political protest in response to a law which invokes the use of police powers to impose wages and working conditions in the education sector.

In a Facebook post the union stated: “We will not allow our rights to be legislated away. They may have a majority in the legislature. We have a majority across the province. We will take a stand and do everything we can to defend workers’ rights and to defend public education.”

Everyone is encouraged to join the protests and lend a hand in this important battle. Follow the union’s website (osbcu.ca) to keep informed and their social media accounts to stay up to date as things unfold and express your support.