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Episode 139 – Ontario education workers organizing to fight

In this episode we catch up with Laura Walton, President of the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), CUPE’s K-12 education division which represents some 55,000 education workers in the public, Catholic, English, and French school systems across Ontario. Laura was in Windsor, Ontario with OSBCU activists from across the province discussing how they will affirm their rights in the upcoming round of bargaining which could start at any moment. In March of 2022 OSBCU released a report on the extent of the impact that 10 years of cuts to education has had on their members wages and working conditions. The report notes: “Over the past decade, wage increases that have trailed inflation have resulted in almost $1.3 billion in cost savings just from CUPE members’ incomes.” The full report can be found here

For our previous interview on OSBCU’s organizing check out Episode 106: Ontario wide consultations with education workers

 

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Episode 139 – Ontario education workers organizing to fight