Your OSBCU Bargaining Committee has successfully reached a tentative agreement.
Thank you to all members of Local 4186 for standing together to support our bargaining team!
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.
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Send a message to the Premier and Education Minister to say you support CUPE education workers and their job action against the cuts.
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.
Wear PURPLE every Wednesday
and to show solidarity and support for your OSBCU Bargaining Team on September 17th and 18th
we are EDUCATION WORKERS and we are the Power of Public Education
Need more information? Laura Walton, President of our OSBCU (Ontario School Council of Unions), explains why job action may be necessary.
What are the Ford Conservatives are trying to achieve with Bill 124?
Read the fact sheet: Bill 124 Fact Sheet
How is the Conservatives’ austerity agenda affecting school boards in Ontario?
Read for details: Cuts and Reduction in Services
Visit the CUPE Ontario website now and send a message to the government