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Day: April 3, 2019

The Chancellor’s speech does not adequately address the education funding crisis

While commending the Chancellor of the Exchequer for announcing in his Spring Statement the funding of free sanitary products in secondary schools, UK education unions deeply regret that he did not address the national school funding crisis.   NEU: The…

Like father, like daughter | Canadian Union of Public Employees

Emily Turk | CUPE Communications Mylene Holmes is no stranger to the labour movement. Her father was a union man and activist back in the Philippines, working for the Marcelo Steel Corporation for 37 years. “I remember when I was six or…

UK: Scapegoating teachers and other workers will not solve violent crime : Education International

Commenting on the Downing Street Summit on violent crime, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has reaffirmed that violent crime involving young people is a complex issue which will not be resolved by putting additional pressures…

Budget 2019: Micro-targeted solutions for macro issues

Budget 2019 correctly identified many of the problems that are facing Canadians: lack of affordable housing across the income spectrum, skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, the need for on-the-job experience for young workers and re-skilling for mid-career workers, the heavy…

New report identifies teacher shortage as biggest threat to education system

The growing teacher shortage is a barrier to quality education, especially for children from low-income households, and is the biggest risk factor for the US education system. “The teacher shortage is real and has serious consequences,” reads the introduction of…

Thames Valley educational assistants fear September turmoil for students

Even though there will be more children with autism enrolled in London’s Thames Valley schools in September, layoff notices went out this month to educational assistants (EAs), the very workers who provide support for students with a wide range of…

CUPE recommends that municipal maintenance contracts be brought back in-house

Following City Council’s unanimous rejection of bids for grass cutting and maintenance contracts for various lots owned by the Town of Rimouski, QC, CUPE 5275 believes that the work should be done in-house. CUPE union representative Yanick Proulx indicated that “we already have the expertise to…