Le Lézard
Classified in: Business
Subjects: LBR, AVO

Talks to resume in CUPE school board negotiations

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has secured a return to the bargaining table to continue negotiations with the province and the Council of Trustees' Associations. The union is working towards a deal for a central collective agreement for the 55,000 education workers it represents in Ontario.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) (CNW Group/Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE))

Talks are scheduled to commence Friday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Earlier today, CUPE gave notice of its intention to escalate its current job action to a full strike on October 7 if no deal is reached. However, the union also used the occasion to invite the province and CTA back to negotiations and offered to bargain throughout the weekend in an effort to avoid the disruption that a full strike would bring to students, families and schools.

Laura Walton, president of CUPE's Ontario Council of School Board Unions (OSBCU), welcomed the news, saying, "We all know that the best outcome for everyone ? students, parents, families, workers ? is for this dispute to be resolved at the bargaining table. 

"We're ready to do the hard work to get there, but we need the province and school boards to be equally committed to a deal, rather than a strike. If we have to, we will be ready to walk out on Monday morning, but our focus this weekend will be on the hard work needed to achieve a settlement."

SOURCE Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

These press releases may also interest you

at 09:03
Today Vertafore announced the expansion of its open agency management system architecture with the addition of five new members to the Vertafore Orange Partner Program and the release of AMS360 Connecttm.  ...

at 09:00
The cryptocurrency market continues to remain volatile in 2020, attracting an increasing number of people. With more retail investment funds pouring into the industry, the need for state-of-the-art crypto exchange services became a crucial need....

at 09:00
iiRcade, Inc., the ultimate connected arcade machine that allows gamers of all ages to own and play their favorite retro and modern arcade games at home, is pleased to announce that classic games by Psikyo are coming exclusively to the home arcade...

at 09:00
Service Objects, the leading provider of real-time global contact validation solutions, is currently offering government agencies and public health authorities at all levels access to its services to assist in their contact tracing initiatives. These...

at 09:00
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will have long-term consequences for the federal budget, including the Social Security program's finances. While the annual Social Security Trustees Report released April 22, 2020 did not account for the effects of...

at 09:00
Forcura, a healthcare technology company that enables safer patient care transitions along the care continuum, announces that it plans to create 115 jobs in Jacksonville by the end of 2022. The company will receive taxpayer-backed incentives from the...

News published on 2 october 2019 at 18:38 and distributed by: