The Canadian government enacted Bill 28 as Chapter 19. The Keeping students in class Act of 2022 was passed through the bill. The act demonstrates the labor strife, including school board employees addressed by the CUPE ( Canadian Union of Public Employees), and it gives new collective arrangements.
Ontario Chief Doug Ford and his traditionalist government have introduced legislation that would drive the state’s educational laborers, along with custodians, and administrative and supportive staff, into an agreement that would successfully strip away their freedoms to deal with specialists and exercise their entitlement to strike.
What a beautiful day. 126 picket lines across the province.— CUPE Ontario (@CUPEOntario) November 5, 2022
A few pics from the Queen's Park political protest.
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Canadian Educational workers could be fined over $4000 for striking against the legislation. The CUPE( Canadian Union of Public Employees), which represents over 5500 education workers, is demanding an 11.7% increase in annual pay, which they later dropped to 6% after negotiation.
In response to CUPE’s demands, provincial premiers proposed a raise of 2.5% for the most minimal pay laborers, who procure up to C$43,000 yearly, and 1.5% for the rest, which is well beneath the expansion rate, which crested at more than 8% in June and at present sits at 6.9%.
The Consequences of Bill 28
Ontario’s provincial government can proceed with the regulation, called Bill 28, by conjuring the nation’s “notwithstanding clause” — or Segment 33 of the Contract of Rights and Freedoms — which empowers it to sidestep constitutional challenges for a time of as long as five years.
The planned constrained agreement and day-to-day fine is a break of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedom (part of the nation’s constitution) and basic rights code, which the administration of Ontario recognized; however, it has said it to prioritize halting any strike.
Workers are determined to strike in any case on Friday over the bill — which would fine unions C$500,000 for taking part.
The CUPE’s president, Fred Han, said, “Our members will not have their rights legislated away…Now’s the time to stand up for ourselves and public education, and that’s just what we’re going to do.”
President of Ontario Public Service Employee Union J P Hornick said, ” Bill 28 isn’t just an attack on education worker’s collective bargaining rights, it is an attack on all worker’s rights.”
Doug Ford defended the Bill and said,” shutting down classrooms would have an unacceptable impact on students.”