Bargaining Update

Many of you are looking for updates and the only one I have is that we are still waiting to get confirmation about tomorrow.
I encourage you to check the website before you go to bed and again in the morning when you wake up.
I hope everyone has received their picket site assignments and is preparing what they need to take with them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing members who have volunteered and kept me company during long hours at the office. They have worked tirelessly to help make tomorrow happen.  Your help has been appreciated more than you know.



Bargain at the Table, Not through the Media

The government is suggesting that CUPE needs to get back to the bargaining table to work out a deal.  It is important to remember that CUPE has been at the bargaining table since May, most recently, for six consecutive days, – more than enough time for the government and the CTA to move towards a deal.  The Minister of Education neglects to mention where our members stand in this negotiations.  He talks about the students and the parents with respect to predictability and certainty for the future.  Where is our predictability?  Where is our certainty? When will we figure into this equation? We too are workers and tax payers of this province. We work hard and dedicate our efforts to education on a daily basis. We deserve to be respected for what we do and not to, once again, be treated as the scapegoats for political blunders.