More than 2000 OPSEU/NUPGE members across the province are affected by the McGuinty government's undemocratic legislation imposing working conditions, banning strikes and freezing wages.
Toronto (12 Sept. 2012) - Educational workers will wear black today, September 12, in protest against the passing of the McGuinty government's anti-union legislation, Bill 115. All of Ontario’s Liberal and Conservative Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) voted in favour of Bill 115. Only the 14 NDP MPPs voted against it.
More than 2000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) in the Moosonee District School Area Board , Moosonee Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board, Peel District School Board, Rainbow District School Board (Sudbury), and Simcoe County District School Board are affected by the new undemocratic legislation.
Education support workers earn low wages and will be hit hard by the passing of Bill 115. Educational assistants are particularly vulnerable to the ramifications of this legislation. They are contract workers and only paid hourly. They do not receive any wages over the summer or holidays.
Collective bargaining is a right. OPSEU/NUPGE’s educational workers stand in solidarity with their fellow sisters and brothers in all of Ontario’s unions as they protest this Bill.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE