Ontario Teachers' and Education Workers' Unions to Hold Strike Votes - Ontario Teachers' and Education Workers' Unions to
24 August 2023
Brown emphasized that in the past year, the entire labour movement stood with education workers in saying No! to the use of Bill 28 to impose contracts and invoke the notwithstanding clause and that this is what forced the government to back down. [...] The public servants of the Public Service Alliance of Canada who, despite government threats, went on strike to force the government to negotiate conditions of work that were being changed outside of negotiations; the striking Windsor Salt workers who continue to refuse the dictate of the company that is trying to smash their union; and the BC port workers who rejected a tentative agreement that d. [...] Today they are finding a way forward in the face of the Ford and Trudeau governments' insistence that they must do whatever the international cartels demand to finance the electrification of the economy, including indebting the people and removing funds from public services. [...] The crisis has exposed the importance of the future of education and the need for a solution that lies with the teachers themselves. [...] While the outcome of the recent strike struggle meets some demands, the wider need to meet the material and cultural requirements of the entire population remains on the agenda.