Harassment and Violence in Education
(Ontario) Education Sector Workers 2019
The Harassment and Violence in Education (Ontario) Survey is now open. The online survey will remain open for two weeks. The survey can be completed in French or English. Click on the link below to launch the survey:
Your participation in this online survey is entirely anonymous and confidential. No personal information about who you are or the school in which you work will be collected. A report of Findings will be available to CUPE members in spring 2020
Update from OSBCU regarding job action by teachers’ unions
All four major teachers’ unions in Ontario – OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA and AEFO – are now engaged in job action, as they seek to settle new collective agreements with the province and council of trustees’ associations.
Members of these unions were very supportive of CUPE members during our central negotiations. Now it’s our turn to support them, because their fight is our fight – for high quality education that’s publicly funded and publicly delivered.
We can show our co-workers and fellow unionists that CUPE education workers stand in solidarity with them and that we share their commitment to resist any demands that hurt services and hurt students. In fact, several CUPE school board locals will soon be in conciliation and in a possible strike situation themselves. Standing with teachers now will only strengthen our position with those employers.
Any questions or concerns - Call Your Union.
IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOUR UNION LOCAL HAS YOUR CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION.
To all CUPE-OSBCU locals and CUPE staff servicing school board locals
Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced that it had filed Regulation 59/19, in accordance with the School Boards Collective Bargaining Amendment Act, 2017
This regulation provides:
the definition of CUPE’s bargaining table - the designation of CUPE/OSBCU as the bargaining agency for all CUPE school board locals and bargaining units in the province - a provision for notice to bargain, which may be given on or after April 29, 2019.
This announcement may have come as a surprise, but it was not unexpected. It should also be considered in the context of the coming provincial budget on April 11 and the release of the Grants for Student Needs (GSNs), which is expected at the end of April. Along with today’s announcement, this information will give us a clearer picture of what the government has in store for education in Ontario and will allow us to take effective action to defend services and jobs. At the earliest possible date, OSBCU will share more information with locals regarding implications of this announcement for notice to bargain (both central and local) and plans for mobilization, strike prep training, and political action to support bargaining.
Your negotiation teams are fighting everyday to get you the best contract they can.
How can you help?
You live and work in small, tight-knit communities where people depend on each other in many ways. Think of a member in your community affected by you having a job. What will happen if you allow the government to dictate your future and theirs?
What can you do?
Be bold. Be brave. Come forward. Share your; "this is what I can do in support of my negotiation team in their fight to get me what I deserve". Highlight your strengths, whatever they may be, the time you can give, however modest, and/or suggestions. Engage all 1000+ Local 5100 members.
This is not our first fight - remember Bill 115
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2019 Mobilization Team