Begins: 23 September 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Location: Toronto, ON (virtual)
TORONTO, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Ontario’s education workers are exercising their democratic rights as union members by taking part in their strike vote that opened Friday.
CUPE-Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) president Laura Walton will be available to talk with journalists about the vote and the urgency frontline education workers are feeling in their fight for student success and good jobs.
WHO: Laura Walton, educational assistant and president of CUPE-OSBCU
WHAT: Education workers’ briefing about start of strike vote
WHEN: Friday, September 23 – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Register in advance for this media availability via Zoom.
Ontario’s 55,000 frontline education workers are paid on average only $39,000 per year.
More than 70% are women.
More than half work at least one additional job to make ends meet and 60% are laid off every summer.
From 2012 to 2021, the lowest-paid education worker have already taken an 11% wage cut.
The Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) unites 55,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) who work in the public, Catholic, English, and French school systems throughout Canada’s largest province. OSBCU members are educational assistants, early childhood educators, school library workers, child and youth workers, administrative assistants, secretaries, custodians and tradespeople, instructors, nutrition service workers, audio-visual technologists, information technology professionals, school safety monitors, cafeteria workers, social workers, and more.