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Labour Negotiations Update – CUPE Education Workers

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will be in a legal strike position on Friday, November 4, 2022 unless there is progress at the central bargaining table with the Ministry of Education and the trustees’ associations.  However, yesterday, the Ontario government announced it would table legislation that would prevent a strike.

At St. Clair Catholic, CUPE represents custodians, early childhood educators, educational assistants, library and computer technicians, and secretaries. In the event of a strike, none of these important supports for schools would be in place and the Board will not be able to safely operate our schools.  St. Clair Catholic continues to closely monitor the situation and develop contingency plans as necessary.

Events surrounding the dispute between CUPE and the government are evolving quickly.  There will be further communications as new information becomes available.  Updates will be posted at on the Board website and on our social media platforms.

In the meantime, St. Clair Catholic remains hopeful a fair agreement can be reached through the bargaining process.