Solidarity Saturday Regional Rallies to Be Held Tomorrow in Support of Education Workers

TORONTO--()--After a historic pushback by workers and their allies, the Ford government has promised to repeal Bill 28, the anti-worker legislation that imposed a bad contract on Ontario’s lowest-paid education workers.

CUPE-OSBCU’s central bargaining committee remains at the negotiating table to fight for student success and good jobs, even as frontline education workers keep schools running, although they continue to struggle to make ends meet. The Ford government has cut billions of dollars from the public education system, leading to staff shortages and preventing the provision of services that students need.

These Solidarity Saturday regional rallies are a reminder that $39,000 per year is not enough – for education workers or anyone – and that the Ford government must offer education workers a deal that accounts for current high levels of inflation and an 11% legislated wage cut imposed on workers over the last decade.


Frontline education workers, labour leaders, their supporters and allies



Saturday, November 12, 11am to 12 noon



Conservative MPPs’ constituency offices across Ontario (locations below)

  • Toronto: Constituency office of Premier Doug Ford (823 Albion Rd., Etobicoke)
    • Attending: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn; OPSEU President JP Hornick; OFL Secretary-Treasurer Ahmad Gaied; OFL Executive Vice-president Janice Folk-Dawson
  • York: Constituency office of Minister of Education Stephen Lecce (2220 King Rd. #1, King City)
    • Attending: OFL President Patty Coates
  • Barrie: MPP Doug Downey’s office (20 Bell Farm Rd., Barrie)
  • Durham: MPP Patrice Barnes’ office (Suite 502 230 Westney Rd. S., Ajax)
  • Hamilton: MPP Neil Lumsden’s office (115 Hwy. 8, Unit 102, Stoney Creek)
    • Attending: CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Yolanda McClean
  • London: Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton’s office (81 Front St. W., Strathroy)
  • Niagara: MPP Sam Oosterhof’s office (4961 King St., Beamsville)
  • North Bay: MPP Vic Fedeli’s office (219 Main St. E., North Bay)
  • Napanee: MPP Ric Bresee’s office (113 East St., Napanee, ON)
  • Ottawa: MPP Lisa MacLeod’s office (250 B Greenbank Rd., Suite 222, Nepean)
  • Pembroke: MPP John Yakabuski’s office (84 Isabella St., Unit 6, Pembroke)
  • Sarnia: MPP Robert Bailey’s office (Suite 102, 805 Christina St. N., Point Edward)

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Mary Unan, CUPE Communications

Release Summary

Solidarity Saturday regional rallies will be held November 12 in support of CUPE education workers


Mary Unan, CUPE Communications