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

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