Ontario students will be in class as usual this morning. The threatened strike that would have closed hundreds of schools across Ontario has been averted. Last night, just before 9pm, the province reached a tentative deal with CUPE, which represents 55,000 education workers. The custodians, early childhood educators and clerical staff perform vital roles that at least two dozen school boards said they couldn’t safely operate without. The deal still needs to be ratified by union members. Votes will take place later this month.
To read the statement from the Minister of Education: CLICK HERE (You will be redirected)
To read the statement from CUPE: CLICK HERE (You will be redirected)
Photo Credit: Doug Ford via Twitter
BREAKING: Schools across Ontario will remain OPEN tomorrow.
— Stephen Lecce (@Sflecce) October 7, 2019
Congratulations to CUPE Ontario’s School Board Council of Unions (@osbcucscso) for negotiating a tentative collective agreement.
Read our full statement: https://t.co/dk0GygQ5X3
— CUPE Ontario (@CUPEOntario) October 7, 2019