Ontario strike: Labour board to rule on if strike is illegal


A daylong demonstration is deliberate for Queen’s Park Monday, as members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) proceed to protest authorities laws that imposed a contract on 55,000 provincial schooling staff and took away their proper to strike.

The protest comes as CUPE, the provincial authorities, mother and father and college students await a choice by the Ontario Labour Relations Board on the legality of the strike that started Friday, when hundreds of staff walked off the job.

The authorities is in search of a ruling that their walkout is illegal, whereas CUPE contends the job motion is a type of reputable political protest.

Board Chair Brian O’Byrne heard arguments over the course of 16 hours on Saturday and one other eight hours on Sunday, earlier than promising to come to a choice as shortly as attainable.

CUPE has scheduled a information convention for Monday morning, the place the union’s nationwide president will probably be joined by nationwide and provincial labour leaders to talk about the pushback to Bill 28.

The strike closed quite a few colleges throughout the province Friday, with much more set to shut on Monday ought to the work stoppage proceed.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 7, 2022.


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