TORONTO, ON – Premier Wynne’s promise to grant requests from the Council of Trustees Association (CTA) to respond to job action by CUPE’s 55,000 education workers could make an already difficult labour situation worse, said the president of Ontario’s largest union.
“The Premier entertaining the CTA’s request won’t improve labour relations in Ontario’s schools,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Ontario. “Our members are sick and tired of the lack of respect from this government for their critical work in our schools. They’ve seen the services they provide to students cut by this government. CUPE education workers have been without a fair collective agreement for well over a year because of this government. And now, when the government should be resolving this labour dispute, we get ultimatums.”