The Ford Government is attacking union rights.

On October, 30th, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced the government’s intention to introduce legislation that would forcibly impose a concessionary contract on Ontario’s 55,000 education workers – even before bargaining has ended.

This is a full-frontal attack on free and fair collective bargaining in Ontario. It is an attempt to strip workers of their most powerful weapon –the right to strike–even before they get the chance to use it.

All Ontario union workers are affected by this decision and we must stand up to defend our rights.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees of Ontario (CUPE) and Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) have already prepared the following actions:

  • An emergency rally in Toronto was held on Tuesday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ministry of Labour.
  • Pickets starting on November 4, 2022 across Ontario. Find the picket nearest you. Simply enter your address in the picket finder tool.
  • An online email-your-MPP tool, in defense of free and fair collective bargaining.

We are facing a test of our resolve and of our commitment to the most fundamental principles of the labour movement. We cannot afford to fail. It is time to go on the offensive–and we all need to do it together.

Read the OFL media release.

Join this online action to tell your MPP you oppose Ford’s attack on workers’ rights.

ACTRA Toronto members attending the November 4, 2022 picket in support of Education Workers

Education Workers Support ACTRA’s Fight to End the NCA Lockout

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is writing to you on behalf of our more than 60,000 education workers with a message of solidarity. We applaud the Professional Performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada and recognize your united efforts to fight industry employers that disrespect workers and deny them their basic labour rights and protections. Your continued work and advocacy on behalf of gig workers, and courage in the face of adversity will make a difference to your more than 28,000 members and the millions of Canadians who enjoy the high-quality content that your members create.

President, OSSTF/FEESO

Read the full letter…

We are all in this together

Read other messages of support and solidarity