Ontario Education Workers Will Accept or Reject Latest Deal by December 5
Ontario education workers have a deadline of December 5 to decide whether they want to accept or reject the latest deal offered by the government. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) initially stated the ratification and voting will be completed by this weekend, but the timeline seems to have changed.
The CUPE issues a statement where it shared the deadline and said, “To allow members time to review and process the details of this tentative agreement, we will not be commenting further until the ratification vote results are released.” They will have till December 5 to make their choice and the results will be revealed the next day.
CUPE represents 55,000 education workers across Ontario who would have gone on legal strike on Monday, November 21, had a deal not been struck between the two parties. On Sunday, November 20, the government and union members agreed on a tentative deal which resulted in the strike being called off. The union said at the time that it will take till the weekend to ratify the agreement.