Liberté, cream cheese of choice in a bagel-mad Montreal, is no more

Liberté, cream cheese of choice in a bagel-mad Montreal, is no more

A cry has risen from the streets of Montreal: give me Liberty or give me dreck.ADAM FRIEDLANDER/The Globe and Mail Month four. The population is growing restive. A cry goes up from the barren streets of Montreal: give me Freedom or give me dreck. The full weight of the loss is finally beginning to register, … Read more

Ontario school workers request no-board report, beginning countdown to strike, work-to-rule

Ontario school workers request no-board report, beginning countdown to strike, work-to-rule

CUPE’s school staff union has requested a no-board report, starting a countdown that could put 55,000 custodians, educational assistants and office staff in a legal strike position by the end of this month. Education Minister Stephen Lecce blasted the move, saying it was unfair to drop on parents before the Thanksgiving weekend. However, Ontario School … Read more

Deal with support staff influences all other contracts, Education Minister Stephen Lecce says

Ontario school workers request no-board report, beginning countdown to strike, work-to-rule

CUPE’s salary and other bargaining proposals are costly and would not be fair to taxpayers, says Education Minister Stephen Lecce. Speaking to reporters at Queen’s Park, Lecce said the demands the union representing school support staff have presented are “astronomical, unreasonable and not consistent with those footing the bill, which is the taxpayer.” He said … Read more

Doug Ford government offers lowest-paid school staff 2% yearly wage hike

Ontario school workers request no-board report, beginning countdown to strike, work-to-rule

The Ontario government is offering school support staff earning less than $40,000 a year a pay raise of two per cent a year over four years, and all others a 1.25 annual boost — an offer it called fair and fiscally sustainable, but that the union said it was “disheartened” to receive. In bargaining documents … Read more