Frontline schooling employees demonstrated outdoors and attended inside on the Hastings and Prince Edward District College Board (HPEDSB) assembly on final night time.
Regardless of rising enrollment and this faculty board’s personal projection that funding will enhance for the 2022-2023 faculty 12 months beginning in September, trustees are reducing 11 frontline employees: custodians, upkeep, and clerical workers.
“There is a rise in all the main authorities grants that fund frontline schooling employees’ positions right here,” stated Jo-Anne White, president of CUPE 1022. “We’ve performed our half, now it’s time for trustees to do theirs. Trustees should reject any proposed cuts of their price range.”
CUPE-Ontario College Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) members are dedicated to guaranteeing companies for college kids – companies that children want and their caregivers demand. In 2019, throughout the frontline employees’ final spherical of bargaining with the provincial authorities and faculty boards, CUPE–OSBCU members negotiated the Training Staff Safety Fund particularly to cease these kinds of damaging cuts that hurt college students.
“Custodians have to know there can be sufficient of them to struggle the subsequent wave of COVID-19. Clerical Staff go in early and keep late – working unpaid time – to guard college students’ security and make sure the easy operation of our faculties. Instructional Assistants see that extra of them have to be employed to offer the one-on-one helps college students want and households demand. Early Childhood Educators must be in each kindergarten classroom to offer our youngest college students the hands-on experiences that four- and five-year-old crave,” defined Laura Walton president of CUPE’s OSBCU.
“The bottom-paid schooling employees are on the chopping block, and so they shouldn’t be,” stated Walton. “These are individuals who have labored on the frontlines all through the pandemic, they’re the spine of each group’s faculties. Nobody voted for extra cuts and it’s time for Hastings and Prince Edward trustees to cross a no-cuts price range.”
CUPE 1022 represents 700 Hastings and Prince Edward District College Board custodians, faculty secretaries, pc technicians and technologists, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, heating air flow and air con employees, scholar supervision displays, instructional assistants, designated early childhood educators, communications problems assistants, library technicians, and schooling centre workers.
The Ontario College Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) unites 55,000 members of the Canadian Union of Public Workers (CUPE) who work within the public, Catholic, English, and French faculty methods all through Canada’s largest province. OSBCU members are instructional assistants, faculty library employees, administrative assistants, custodians and tradespeople, early childhood educators, youngster and youth employees, instructors, diet service employees, audio-visual technologists, faculty security displays, and social employees.