Ontario CUPE education workers start voting on whether to strike

Ontario education workers including librarians, custodians and administrative staff are set to start voting today on whether to strike – and their union is recommending they vote yes. The Canadian Union of Public Employees has called Ontario’s initial contract offer, which it made public, insulting. The government has offered raises of two per cent a … Read more

CUPE sets strike votes for end of September, says it doesn’t guarantee walkout

TORONTO — A union representing Ontario education workers has set a strike vote, but says they wouldn’t be in a position to walk off the job until October at the earliest. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 55,000 workers including maintenance staff, librarians and early childhood educators, will open voting from Sept. 23 … Read more

Union wants 11.7 per cent raise for Ontario education workers in bargaining proposal

TORONTO — A union representing Ontario education workers has asked the province for annual wage increases of 11.7 per cent — or $3.25 per hour — as the two sides hash out a new collective agreement. The Canadian Union of Public Employees — which represents 55,000 workers including early childhood educators, school administration workers, bus … Read more

Education workers’ union warns of cuts to lunchroom supervisors in Toronto schools – Toronto

A Toronto education union is sounding the alarm bell, warning of cuts to staffing at the province’s largest school board and demanding the PCs and the Ontario Liberals commit to additional school funding. The Toronto Education Workers — Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4400 — said it expected to see the Toronto District School … Read more