We have our rights back – and we are going back to the bargaining table

We have our rights back – and we are going back to the bargaining table

Whatever else you’re hearing today, I want you to know one thing: today was a victory.

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We have our rights back – and we are going back to the bargaining table Dear members, I want you to understand what happened today, how it happened, and where we head from here. I committed to open and transparent communications with you – and I wish that there had been time to share with you directly first. Whatever else you’re hearing today, I want you to know one thing: today was a victory.
Mediation is concluded

Mediation is concluded

This afternoon we were informed that mediation has concluded.

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Regardless of the attempts by your OSBCU Bargaining Committee to achieve a negotiated deal that respects the needs of workers, students & families, the Ford Conservative government would not make the necessary investments to achieve this deal.
“It’s frustrating to do such important work and barely be able to make rent”: Education workers like me are being stretched thin

“It’s frustrating to do such important work and barely be able to make rent”: Education workers like me are being stretched thin

I love being an EA, but I can’t make a difference when I’m running from class to class like a chicken with its head cut off

Caterina Divilio is an educational assistant (EA) in the Durham Catholic District School Board. She has been working with special needs children for six years, assisting students who require various academic, emotional and behavioural supports in the classroom. Here, she explains what a day in the life of an EA entails and how her job has changed in recent years.
A statement from the central bargaining committee for CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU)

A statement from the central bargaining committee for CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU)

Stephen Lecce claims that the government’s latest offer is generous and meets the needs of workers. This is not true.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​ November 2, 2022 A statement from the central bargaining committee for CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) We are waiting for a response from the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA) and the Ford government and remain at the table willing and ready, as we have been for the last five months, to negotiate a collective agreement that responds to the needs of students, parents, and workers.
Still Fighting For Your Rights

Still Fighting For Your Rights

Your OSBCU Bargaining Committee remains at the bargaining table.

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Still Fighting For Your Rights November 2, 2022 Your OSBCU Bargaining Committee remains at the bargaining table. To be clear, at this time, the legislation that is on the floor of Queen’s Park is not yet law, your rights to job action remain.We will not give up your rights, even in the face of attacks on rights by this government. We are actively negotiating with the parties - as soon as we have concrete information to share we will.
What the Governments's Demands Mean for You

What the Governments's Demands Mean for You

This strong arm tactic would deny education workers the ability to negotiate for good jobs, better wages, and improvements to the services students rely on every day. This chart provides a brief outline of what the government is threatening to impose and what it means for workers, parents, and students.

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OSBCU 2022 Bargaining Update

OSBCU 2022 Bargaining Update

We welcome any opportunity for fulsome discussion that will move these negotiations forward. We will continue our practice of transparency and will update you following our meeting.

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OSBCU 2022 Bargaining Update October 30, 2022 We have become aware of a statement from the minister being read on media outlets this morning. While we have not received a copy of this statement, representatives from the Ministry of Education have reached out to us to facilitate a meeting this afternoon with representatives from the Council of Trustees’ Associations, the Crown and ourselves. We welcome any opportunity for fulsome discussion that will move these negotiations forward.
Mediation Adjourned For Now

Mediation Adjourned For Now

The mediator has concluded that the parties are too far apart and the mediation should be adjourned. He has requested that we reconvene on November 1, 2022 and will be in contact with us prior to us resuming the mediation.

Mediation Adjourned For Now October 19 2022 We have completed our three (3) days of mediation. The mediator has concluded that the parties are too far apart and the mediation should be adjourned. He has requested that we reconvene on November 1, 2022 and will be in contact with us prior to us resuming the mediation. We look forward to you joining us Saturday at 11:30 at the “Hands Off Our Rights” Protest.
Day Two of Mediation Complete

Day Two of Mediation Complete

Unfortunately, at this time we have no improvements or details to report. Your bargaining team remains committed to achieving the gains that you have clearly mandated.

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Day Two of Mediation Complete October 18 2022 Your bargaining team has concluded two out of three mediation days. Unfortunately, at this time we have no improvements or details to report. Your bargaining team remains committed to achieving the gains that you have clearly mandated. We will return to the table tomorrow morning and will provide additional updates as they become available. Please join us on this Saturday at 11:30 am for our “Hands Off Our Rights” Protest at Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke.