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Day: June 20, 2019

Education workers urge Toronto District School Board trustees to put students first and “just say no” to dangerous cuts

With the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) set to implement the largest cuts since the Harris era to its budget, education workers are urging trustees to follow the example of their predecessors and to refuse to pass a budget that…

CUPE 801 K-12 support workers on the Sunshine Coast reach tentative agreement

CUPE 801, K-12 support workers at SD46, reached a tentative agreement last night following five bargaining sessions that began in March. CUPE 801 President Janice Budgell said that the bargaining process went very well, and their bargaining committee is looking forward…

“Red pens” mobilise the private education unions

Education trade unions representing state-subsidised private education in France have made history by uniting to put forward their demands and call for “decent and peaceful working conditions for all employees”, as “a matter of survival and dignity”. In January 2019,…

With 825 health jobs gone, Ford directly responsible for biggest job loss and diminished patient access

With reports that the Doug Ford government is eliminating 825 jobs at health care agencies, “the true nature of the cruel PC budget and restructuring system changes are becoming clearer every day,” says Heather Duff, chair of CUPE Ontario’s health…

Teachers stand up for displaced children and teachers

As growing numbers of refugees try to find safety from conflict, persecution, and natural disasters often induced by climate change, Education International is highlighting the plight of displaced children and educators worldwide. According to the United Nations, 70.8 million children,…

Trade union repression continues in Algeria

It is the third year running that Algeria has been under scrutiny by the Committee on the Application of Standards at the Conference for violations of fundamental ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association. Raouf Mellal, who is president of…

“Red pens” mobilise the private education unions

Education trade unions representing state-subsidised private education in France have made history by uniting to put forward their demands and call for “decent and peaceful working conditions for all employees”, as “a matter of survival and dignity”. In January 2019,…