As you know, we are in a legal strike position for central bargaining. WORK TO RULE is to continue. The Instructions are listed below on this page…

Our provincial bargaining team has now had 8 days of bargaining with the government. They do not have a settlement. They do have 3 more dates to bargain – September 26, 27 & 28.

In order to be ready, should a work-stoppage strike become a reality, I have posted the “Strike Pay Application”. This does not mean we are walking out or striking right now. It does mean we need to be prepared in case work stoppage actions become a reality. The application must be filled out and sent to our office asap. We will forward them to CUPE National. Strike pay begins on the 11th day of a strike. In order to receive the $300, you must have completed the form, and you must complete 20 hours of picket duty a week. We do have several Picket Captains, but can always use more. Anyone interested in serving our Local as a Picket Captain please contact Andre King, our Strike Captain (

I have uploaded a memorandum regarding Strike Pay and also the Strike Pay Application below. If you have questions feel free to contact me (519-860-4186) Should I need to contact the membership I will use the automated calls to members’ homes. The phone numbers we use are the provided to us by the employer. If you have changed your contact info and not notified them, we will not have the correct number either. Please send me any corrected info, so that we can reach you.

MEMORANDUM regarding Strike Pay
Memorandum to MEMBER 2 STRIKE PAY – September 2015

APPLICATION: Strike Pay Application Form


As you know, we are in a legal strike position as of September 10, 2015. I am posting the Instructions for Work to Rule in the link below. It is really important that follow the instructions and act in solidarity with each other and all of the other 55,000 CUPE education workers in the province of Ontario. Our provincial Bargaining Committee has 5 more dates over the next week with the Government at the Central bargaining table. We need the government to step up and work with us to hammer out a collective agreement that is fair. We need them to respect our members and the important work we do!!!


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Bargaining Update

MEDIA RELEASE – Education Workers plan job action forbegining of school year

CUPE will be in a legal strike position as of September 10th. No job action (work-to-rule, etc) will begin until that date. More specific info will be coming to your homes, as soon as it is available from OSBCC.

Solidarity Day – September 8 – members are asked to wear white shirts as a sign of our solidarity with each other…..

We WILL be in touch…. asap.

Provincial Bargaining Team files for Conciliation

At this point it looks like “work to rule” for September. What that means basically is following the collective agreement – respecting work hours, taking breaks and lunches. As soon as provincial gives us specific info I will post it here.