(Ottawa – November 3, 2022) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) encourages members to support solidarity actions with CUPE’s 55,000 education workers who are being denied their legal right to strike by the Ontario government’s unconstitutional legislation. Members in Ontario can join planned pickets and rallies, and those outside of Ontario can show their support via social media and engagement in local actions that may be planned.
After the government refused again to bargain a fair settlement yesterday, CUPE workers intend to protest Friday in defiance of the government’s attempt to override fundamental rights guaranteed under the Charter.
The CUPE workers include support staff, education assistants, early childhood educators and caretakers who provide essential support in schools but earn on average just $39,000 per year.
We encourage members to join pickets and participate in other solidarity actions this Friday: https://cupe.on.ca/dontbeabully/