Our collective power led to the repeal of Bill 28 – but our work is not done.
Education workers still need a deal that meets the needs of workers, students, and communities.
They are fighting for investments in the services that students need and parents expect. That includes:
- Providing enough educational assistants to ensure all students get the supports they need and no student is sent home because there isn’t an EA available
- Ensuring four- and five-year-olds get the play-based learning support they need by providing an early childhood educator in every kindergarten classroom
- Keeping school libraries open by ensuring enough library workers
- Keeping schools clean and addressing the $16 billion in repair backlog with enough custodians, maintenance workers, and tradespeople
- Keeping students safe with adequate staffing of secretaries in school offices and enough lunchroom supervisors
Education workers, with the solidarity of labour and community, defended the right to strike for everyone in Canada. Now, let’s ensure they get a good deal.
Tell the Ford government it’s time to invest in the services that students need to catch-up.
Call Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce, and your MPP to demand a good deal for education workers now.
Key Talking Points:
- Hello, my name is ______ and I live in [state your riding]
- I am calling to voice my full support for education workers. They deserve a good deal that includes investments in the services that students need and parents expect
- Over the last 4 years, funding for students has been cut by $800 per student
- Cuts to funding means students are sent home when an EA isn’t available, kindergarten students don’t get the play-based support they need, students lose out on reading opportunities when libraries close, and the $16 billion repair backlog only worsens
- I am calling on you to do the right thing for students, parents and education workers and get a good deal done.