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Ontario Workers Stand Against Government Dictate

Ontario Workers Stand Against Government Dictate On November 1 thousands of people marched throughout the streets of Toronto to Queen’s Park demanding the PC government withdraw its Bill 28 the Keeping Kids in School Act. If passed the legislation would not only dictates a contract for 55,000 education workers in the province but “is declared …

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Who Said What – Ontario’s Bill 28, the Keeping Students in Class Act

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Who Said What on Ontario’s Bill 28, the Keeping Students in Class Act Ontario Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce “Students are finally back in class catching up, following two years of pandemic disruptions. We are disappointed that CUPE is refusing to compromise on their demand for a nearly 50 per cent increase in compensation, representing …

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Ontario Government Attempts to Legislate Contract Onto Education Workers

Ontario Government Attempts to Legislate Contract Onto Education Workers The Ontario government tabled legislation which seeks to impose a 4-year contract on education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) today. The government is preparing to use its majority, that it gained from 18% of …

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Support the Just Demands of Education Workers and Teachers!

Support the Just Demands of Education Workers and Teachers! Education workers’ and teachers’ demands for proper wages and working conditions, for class size caps and overall investments in education will contribute to solving the problems that the pandemic gave rise to. Inflation and the stress of the pandemic are causing a serious crisis in the …

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The Voice of Working People is the Most Valuable Asset to Address the Problems of the 21st Century

The Voice of Working People is the Most Valuable Asset to Address the Problems of the 21st Century Time and time again governments of all stripes paint public sector workers as the problem in society. This, in fact, presents the workers as a drain on society rather than its most valuable resource. During the pandemic, …

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Ontario Government Announces “Catch-Up” Plan for K-12 Education

Ontario Government Announces “Catch-Up” Plan for K-12 Education On October 20, one day after a three-day mediation ended with no resolution with the province’s 55,000 education workers represented by the Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU), setting the stage for a province wide strike, Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce released the government’s “catch-up plan” …

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Overview of Government’s “Catch-up” Plan

Overview of Government’s “Catch-up” Plan The government’s main talking point for its catch up plan is that it is putting more money in Ontarians’ pockets, which in this case, means taking $225 million over two years out of public education and giving it out as a one-time per-student payment of $200, or $250 if a …

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Ontario Government’s Embarrassment of Riches

Ontario Government’s Embarrassment of Riches On September 23, the Ontario government announced it had a surplus of $2.1 billion. By ending the 2021-2022 fiscal year with this “surplus” instead of the $13.5 billion deficit it had projected in its August update to the 2021-22 budget. This means since August the government’s projects are off by …

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Ontario Education Workers Present Arguments for Wage Increase

Ontario Education Workers Present Arguments for Wage Increase Education workers in Ontario have been arguing out their rationale for wage increases to combat the government’s claims they are unreasonable. On August 12, the Canadian Union of Public Employees – Ontario School Board Council of Unions (CUPE-OSBCU) issued the following video to their membership. The presentation …

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