Ontario elementary teachers’ union say bargaining talks with province have stalled

By The Canadian Press Posted October 16, 2019 3:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Elementary school teachers in Ontario have asked for a conciliation officer to step in…

Ontario high school teachers to hold strike vote

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 15, 2019 12:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – The union representing Ontario’s high school teachers says it will hold strike votes…

‘Walk-in’ protests over education ‘cuts’ to occur at public schools across Ontario, groups say

CUPE and various parent groups say parents, students, education workers and teachers are set to hold ‘walk-in’ protests at public schools across Ontario on Thursday. The action comes on the heels of a victory for the union. On Sunday, CUPE…

We’ll stick to plan to cap Ontario teachers’ wage increases at 1 per cent: finance minister

By Shawn Jeffords The Canadian Press Posted October 9, 2019 3:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario’s finance minister says the government will stick to its plan to…

Ford government dodges CUPE strike but more education labour woes ahead

After narrowly averting a massive strike by 55,000 educational support workers, Premier Doug Ford’s government will now turn full attention to teacher negotiations. Talks between the province and several unions are ongoing. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario…

Lecce asked about safety of special needs children in possible strike action

When drilled as to whether kids in full-day kindergarten or children with special needs will have to stay home Monday if a strike should happen, Ontario Education minister Stephen Lecce said it is his “hope and expectation” that the safety…

Stephen Lecce says his ’24/7′ offer for talks is still open

October 2 2019 1:03pm On Wednesday afternoon,Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce reemphasized his drive to get a deal done as soon as possible after Ontario education workers announced they will begin full strike action Monday. ‘ }); } else {…

Lecce disappointed by acceleration of action on part of CUPE officials

October 2 2019 1:02pm On Wednesday afternoon,Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce told reporters that he was disappointed by the escalation by CUPE from work-to-rule to full on strike action in a “matter of days.” ‘ }); } else { var…

Voting process will not be impeded in event of strike action: CUPE representative

Representatives from the public sector union representing 55,000 custodians clerical workers and early childhood educators told reporters Wednesday morning at Queen’s Park that in the event of a full strike action on the part of their members, voting stations set…

Ontario educations workers anticipate ‘stressful situation’ if full strike action taken

Representatives from the union representing Ontario education workers explained to reporters at Queen’s Park Wednesday that a full strike action on the part of 55,000 custodians clerical workers and early childhood educators would represent a “stressful situation” for parents and…