The Ontario education employees’ strike has entered a second week leaving 1000’s of Ontario college students out of the classroom.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 55,000 assist employees comparable to custodians, administrative workers and academic assist employees, mentioned final week they may strike “till additional discover,” insinuating that the strike will proceed.
Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce handed laws Thursday to impose a four-year contract on education employees that bars them from putting.
CTV News Toronto has dwell updates from the strike under.
During Ford’s news convention Monday morning, he pleaded with CUPE to ship education employees again into faculties in order that college students can return to in-person studying.
“I desperately hope that CUPE exhibits the identical willingness to compromise as we’re at this time,” Ford mentioned. “I hope they hear my plea to maintain college students at school, however that is not one thing I can assure you.”
Following Ford’s news convention, NDP Leader Peter Tabuns mentioned at Queen’s Park that if the premier was critical about withdrawing the laws he ought to instantly recall the legislature.
He instructed the media Bill 28 is a “large mistake.”
The president of CUPE, together with various nationwide and provincial labour leaders, are anticipated to make an announcement at 11 a.m.
Premier Doug Ford mentioned he’s keen to rescind the laws that made the Ontario education employees’ strike unlawful if their union is keen to cease their mass walkout.
“As a gesture of excellent religion our authorities is keen to rescind the laws, are keen to rescind part 33, however provided that CUPE agrees to indicate the same gesture of excellent religion by stopping their strike, and letting our youngsters again into their school rooms,” Ford mentioned Monday morning.