The new agreement begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2023.
For a family with 2 children, sending their children to private schools can cost up to $154,980 a year. That's 4.6 times the median income, based on the most recent figures from Statistics Canada.
"It’s important to point out that the task force was ordered by Arbitrator William Kaplan in his award after the strike in 2017, making this markedly different than some of the decisions of the previous Liberal government that have been terminated or put on hold." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"This is a growing sector in the union, and the more members we get, the greater strength we have when it comes to achieving better wages and safer working conditions for everyone.” — Kelly Martin, Chair, OPSEU Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions sector
USB students will be burdened with a tuition increase to the maximum allowable amount.
"I want to thank the members of the bargaining team for their hard work and dedication throughout the process." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
"These campuses, these programs, and these good jobs are integral parts of the economic structure of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Each cut has a ripple effect on the local economy.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Sask Polytech cannot continue to lose support staff and instructors. These are the workers who make student success possible.” — Bonnie Bond, Professional Services Bargaining Unit Chair
"These new locals have recognized that joining our union provides them with a stronger voice in their workplace, and that the MGEU/NUPGE has the experience and expertise to ensure their concerns are addressed. Welcome to our 3 newest locals.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Learning how to be an activist helped shift my focus from being a sufferer of a chronic illness to advocating for disability rights in general.” — Valdine Flaming, MGEU Bursary winner