As job action escalates within the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, educational support workers within CUPE local are holding the course. Catholic CUPE representative Liz Harrison says they are ready to go back to the bargaining table today, and they are feeling optimistic, despite a recent announcement by Premier Wynne.
Local educational support workers are continuing with the second phase of their job action, restricting their activities to those included in their funding formula.
Talks resume today with a mediator, and Harrison says they are hopeful they will reach a tentative agreement.
Premier Wynne announced Friday that any group without a contract by November 1st will be facing sanctions, including a potential docked paycheque.