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Court victory for Ontario’s education workers

A major victory for Ontario’s education workers came this week as the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Bill 115, passed by the Liberal government in the fall of 2012, violated the collective bargaining rights of education unions.

Bill 115 imposed contracts and limited the ability of education workers to strike.

The parties are now required to meet to determine a remedy. If an agreement can’t be reached, the matter will be referred back to the Ontario Superior Court justice who made the ruling for a decision.

Congratulations and thank you to our hard-working CUPE members and our partners in this successful Charter challenge: ETFO, OSSTF, and OPSEU.

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