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The union representing 55,000 school board support staff across Ontario has filed notice to start contract bargaining early, becoming the province’s second education union to do so. The Canadian Union of Public Employees sent a formal request on Friday, after the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation did so on Monday. Read full article >

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TORONTO — Ontario is cutting the amount of money school boards receive per student, which advocates say will mean fewer services and supports for kids. The Progressive Conservative government announced 2019-20 school board funding Friday, details that came as some boards have been issuing surplus notices to teachers, prompting worries about layoffs due to increasing

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Over 30,000 educators, students and parents gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto this weekend to protest against proposed changes being made to Ontario’s education system. The rally was held on Saturday afternoon at the Ontario Legislature. It was organized by members from five different unions and protesters arrived in over 150 buses from across the

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The following statement has been signed by five signatories, including: Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Ontario and its Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This open letter to Premier Doug Ford, Education Minister Lisa Thompson was also forwarded to the Orangeville Banner. I am a teaching assistant and proud of the job I do. I have received whiplash, concussion, torn ligaments in my shoulder, broken front tooth so yes workplace violence is very real in our schools!  My

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Public water and wastewater services are vital to our lives and are fundamental human rights. These services are the foundation of safe and healthy communities. On March 22, CUPE members and our local and international allies recommit to protecting water and wastewater services from privatization and strengthening these services for future generations. CUPE works in

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TORONTO — Union leaders and Opposition MPPs want to know how the Ontario government plans to cut grants for education and increase class sizes without costing any workers their jobs. “Not one teacher, not one, will lose their jobs because of our class size strategy. None,” Minister of Education Lisa Thompson told reporters at an

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