There have been a lot of questions about why students with special needs are able to come to school during this lockdown. Please see the link below on the ruling from the Human Rights Commission that explains why it is their right to attend school. Please take special note of #9 that states that it is all of our responsibility to ensure this happens.
OSBCU responds to government’s extension of virtual learning in Ontario schools
January 9, 2021 – Education Minister Stephen Lecce Press Conference
CUPE 5678 members received an email to their CUPE email today regarding the General Membership Meeting
Saturday, January 16, 2021 @ 10 am
The theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020 is “Not All Disabilities Are Visible.” CUPE recognizes the important message behind this theme. As workers and activists, we need to understand that not all disabilities are immediately noticeable – from mental illness to learning differences, diabetes, chronic pain, cognitive dysfunction and much more.
CUPE strongly supports a disability rights agenda. This commitment on the part of our union is even more urgent given the current pandemic.
COVID-19 has heightened the call for action to make Canada more inclusive, equitable and accessible. Persons with disabilities are at greater risk of contracting the virus and have a higher mortality rate than those who do not have disabilities. New safety protocols have posed additional challenges and concerns for persons with disabilities, impacting access to full participation in society. For marginalized communities that include women, Black, Indigenous, racialized and LGBTQ2+ people, these impacts are even more disproportionate.
Join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30 pm for CUPE Connects Webisode 6: From Land Acknowledgements to Land Back—Supporting Indigenous Communities.
Read the panelist’s biographies, pose your questions, and register by clicking here.
Across Canada and specifically in Ontario, Indigenous people are under renewed attacks on their land and treaty rights.
Learn from a panel of Indigenous activists and leaders about the steps you and your local can take to support Indigenous communities and move toward reconciliation.
“This budget doesn’t actually raise revenue from people who can well afford to pay more and who are not paying their fair share. And in fact it gives massive tax breaks. We are now taking public money, from you and me, that could be spent to keep our schools safe, and that could be spent on public health.”