Boards of Education: Bill 115


Let us Bargain! Education workers tell Minister Sousa.

November 5, 2012

On Friday, November 2, ESL and Basic Skills adult educators met with Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Charles Sousa, calling on him to advocate for them as  low income, hourly paid workers and demanding his government repeals Bill 115.  Afterwards, 50 members held a spirited demonstration outside his office at a busy intersection on Lakeshore Road, Mississauga.  Minister Sousa came out to join them and admitted that this Bill unfairly attacks these workers who teach for the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board.  They are the “poor cousins” in the education system.  However, Bill 115 fails all education workers and sets a dangerous precedent for all Ontarians. It is an unprecedented attack on free collective bargaining rights and violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On October 11, Ontario’s education unions launched court challenges against the Ontario government citing Bill 115 as unconstitutional. In spite of Bill 115, education workers are determined to bargain as usual with their school boards.

Photos: Michael Abraham

Watch a video clip of Robyn Lambe, President of OPSEU Local 283 outlining her members’ objections to Bill 115




Boards of Education Bill 115 Index Page

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