Ford, Lecce to discuss renewed negotiations with education workers after CUPE walkout ends


Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce are set to discuss renewed contract negotiations with education workers Tuesday, as college students throughout the province return to in-person studying after a walkout by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) compelled many colleges to shut for 2 days. 

You can watch the information convention stay on this story beginning at 9 a.m. ET.

Some 55,000 education workers represented by CUPE ended their protest simply hours after Ford promised to repeal a bill that used the however clause to impose a multi-year contract and banned the workers from hanging. 

Bill 28 was met with fierce resistance from CUPE and different labour unions.

On Monday, shortly earlier than CUPE was set to maintain a information convention with greater than a dozen public and private-sector unions in a present of solidarity, Ford introduced that he would revoke the regulation if CUPE cancelled its walkout.

The Ministry of Education stated the regulation could be repealed when the legislature sits once more subsequent week.

CUPE says it’s technically nonetheless in a authorized strike place, however will now as a substitute deal with a renewed bargaining effort and its workers are heading again to colleges in a present of “good religion.”


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