IUOE Local 772 Operating Engineers on strike at Western!
October 12, 2023
November 3rd, 2022
As we announced earlier in the week, UWOFA stands with the CUPE education workers as they fight back against the Ontario’s government in its attempt to interfere with fair and democratic collective bargaining by hastily legislating an imposed deal and banning the constitutional rights of these workers to strike.
Urgent collective action is needed to oppose Bill 28 (the legislation being tabled right now).
Both CUPE and the London Labour Council are calling for mass mobilization on Friday (tomorrow) to support education worker picket lines across the province, as they will either be in a legal strike position, or off the job in response to unjust legislation.
Please use the Picket Line Finder to find local picket lines (you can join anytime between 7:30am and 6pm). As there are no PC MPPs in London, NDP MPP’s have been notified that their offices will be the site of friendly solidarity info pickets. This is where you will find your local CUPE education workers on Friday, November 4th – not outside of schools.
If your child’s school is closed for the day and they are at home doing remote learning, please bring them with you to any action you take part in. You are also encouraged to visit the UWOFA office on the 2nd floor of Elborn College to collect buttons, a t-shirt and/or a toque to wear on the line, and to post pictures on social media with the hashtags #OntEd and #39kIsNotEnough to amplify your support. Please also tag @UWOFA1 on Twitter, @UWOFA on Facebook, and @uwofaco on Instagram. The UWOFA office opens at 9am.
Please see picket location details below: