Oct 07, 2022
By Bob Komsic
A union representing 55,000 Ontario education workers such as custodians, librarians and early childhood educators says it has reached an impasse in bargaining with the government.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees says if there is no real movement by the end of today they will request what’s known as a “no board” report, which indicates a deal can’t be reached.
If a conciliator then issues a “no board” report, it starts a 17-day countdown to the union being in a legal strike position.
Laura Walton, president of CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions, didn’t say if education workers would engage at that point in a full strike or a work-to-rule campaign.
The government has offered raises of 2%-a-year for workers making less than $40,000 and 1.25%for all other workers, while CUPE is looking for annual increases of 11.7%.
(The Canadian Press)