Begins: 5 September 2022 @ 9:30 AM
Location: Toronto, ON
TORONTO, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Members of CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) – frontline education workers who are the backbone of schools – will march in the Toronto Labour Day Parade.
|WHO:||Ontario’s frontline education workers; |
Laura Walton, educational assistant and president of CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU).
|WHAT:||Ontario education workers in Toronto Labour Day Parade|
|WHEN:||Monday, September 5 – 9:30 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Parade starts at Queen Street West at University Avenue|
As most students prepare to go back to school and with pressure on parents to spend even more out of their own pockets on everything from school supplies to the skyrocketing costs of food and rent, Ontario’s 55,000 frontline education workers are using bargaining for their next collective agreement to secure more resources for students, families, and each other.
The collective bargaining Proposals for Student Success and Good Jobs that education workers have put forward are reasonable, necessary, and affordable.
Education workers’ Proposals for Student Success and Good Jobs, if accepted, would:
“We’re fighting for better pay for workers after a decade of cuts and while inflation is skyrocketing, protection of minimum staffing levels to ensure students’ needs are met, and an investment in additional staffing to improve the quality of education,” said Laura Walton.
“Education workers have a concrete proposal to settle, on the table, that’s reasonable, necessary, and affordable,” Walton noted. “Education minister Stephen Lecce has the power and resources to accept this proposal. He could and should do that today.”