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Education Sector Unions Launch Legal Challenge to Bill 115

Posted: October 11,2012

News Category : ETFO News

TORONTO, October 10, 2012

To mark one month since the Ontario government’s passage of Bill 115, a joint media conference will be held tomorrow afternoon in Toronto with the presidents of:

  • The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
  • The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF)
  • The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario
  • OntarioPublic Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Date:               Thursday October 11, 2012

Time:               1:00 pm

Location:        Outside Ontario Superior Court of Justice

                        361 University Avenue, (south east corner at Armoury St.)

Bill 115 strips teachers, education workers, support staff and educational professionals of the right to bargain collectively. It sets a dangerous precedent for similar legislation that is already being proposed for the broader public sector.

The following presidents will be on hand to outline actions being taken to defend the rights of working Ontarians and answer questions:

  • Sam Hammond, President of ETFO
  • Ken Coran, President of OSSTF
  • Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario
  • Warren Smokey Thomas, President of OPSEU