No School Strikes as CUPE & Ford Government Settle – Deal Goes for Ratification 100719 #onpoli

Imagine that. No strike in Ontario during this Federal election. While details are sparse at this time, the agreement allows the status quo to roll.

From Premier Ford:

“Throughout this process our goal has been to establish agreements that respect taxpayers, students and families, while also recognizing the important contributions of our front-line education workers. Our government worked tirelessly at the bargaining table to achieve this goal and as a result two million students will remain in the classroom where they belong.

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am proud of the work Minister Lecce has done to achieve our goals and we will continue to negotiate in good faith with all of our bargaining partners.”

Now the government has to find a solution with the powerful Ontario Teachers Unions which will be a huge test for Premier Ford and his team as they are clearly working in hostile territory.

The negotiation involved over 55,000 employees.

We will update as more information becomes available.

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