The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ministry of Education Reached a Tentative Agreement

Published on October 08, 2019

Natalia Kusendova
MPP | Deputée

Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga Centre

On Sunday night representatives from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ministry of Education reached a tentative agreement. MPP Kusendova would like to thank the negotiators from both sides for working throughout the weekend and into Sunday night to reach this agreement and keep students from throughout Ontario in the classroom.

“Parents can rest easy knowing that the Government worked tirelessly to ensure their children remain in the classroom, where they belong. That is why I am pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Crown, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the school board trustee associations, that keeps kids in class. The Government has remained a constructive force at the table with one mission in mind: keeping students in a safe and positive learning environment.By negotiating in good faith, all parties have demonstrated that a tentative deal can be achieved. This is welcome news for families, students, and workers alike, as schools remain opened across our province. We will continue to negotiate in good faith to ensure students in this province remain in class.”

-Stephen Lecce Minister for Education

This agreement demonstrates this government’s commitment to good faith bargaining. By working together with our partners in the public sector labour movement this government will do its utmost to maintain labour peace.