Following much debate and several survey questions on tonight’s OSBCC conference call, it was decided we will hold the line right now, continuing to follow Phase 1 & 2 Instructions. Our provincial team will be back at the table next week – October 27 and 28th. Provincial feels they are making progress. They have made some gains and are hopeful. Our team is prepared to remain at the table until they achieve a settlement. Should a settlement not be reached however, I will post info on the escalation of our strike actions.

We are hoping to sponsor an area Respect Rally in the very near future. Location and time will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. This will include members from our Local, the 2 Locals from TVDSB, the Local from Huron Perth and the Local from Kitchener.

Thank you so much for following Phase 1 & 2 Instructions. WORK TO RULE is not easy – but our provincial team states emphatically that our actions ARE making a difference at the bargaining table. ALL 55,000 CUPE workers across Ontario are following this plan. Please STAY STRONG and continue to follow Phase 1 & 2.