Our History

The idea of a council of unions for CUPE education workers was first put forward in 2008 by the Ontario School Board Coordinating Committee (OSBCC).

In 2017, the government passed the School Boards Collective Bargaining Amendment Act, which made central bargaining mandatory for unions representing education workers in Ontario.

In response, the OSBCC endorsed the formation of a council of unions.

OSCBU officially received its charter on December 14, 2017 and was granted the Council Number of 9229.