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Dear Members, If you were in attendance at the strike vote meeting on Saturday you would have heard CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn speak about the Communities, Not Cuts campaign. This campaign has been initiated to fight against the cuts to public services. These cuts will affect all people in Ontario. Our public services are in jeopardy. Please take the time to read the information below and support this ongoing campaign. Hopefully you had the opportunity to support this campaign by signing the petition that was circulated during the meeting. All Ontarians need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                April 26, 2019 TORONTO, ON – The union that represents 55,000 education workers in Ontario schools is calling today’s release of the 2019-20 Grants for Student Needs (GSNs) by the Ministry of Education “an attack on students, on public education and on the people who provide services to students.” It also projects a minimum loss of 2500 positions that provide in-class support to students. The array of cuts identified by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) from today’s GSN announcement will mean drastic losses of services for

TORONTO, ON – The Ford government’s reckless changes to the way it supports children with autism put desperately needed services at risk and make it clear to their families that they’re on their own, say representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and CUPE Ontario. They are joined in this assessment by the Ontario Autism Coalition, which has shared its concerns with the union. “The government hasn’t listened to frontline workers and it hasn’t listened to parents of children with autism,” said Laura Walton, an educational assistant (EA) and president of