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Ontario education workers relying on food banks, partner income to survive
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Ontario education workers relying on food banks, partner income to survive

Chantal Newman works as an assistant for with children special needs at a school in Mississauga. She also works at camps run by the YMCA. And she has a part-time job as a respite worker.Despite her three jobs — including a position with the Peel District School Board — she has found herself relying on the Mississauga Food Bank to survive.“When I think about Doug (Ford), he’s not helping us,” she told Global News. “It’s not even about contract, it is about the fact the wages don’t fit.” Read more: Ontario memo orders school boards to return to normal Tuesday as CUPE workers end action Read More Ontario memo orders school boards to return to normal Tuesday as CUPE workers end action ...
Multiple unions planning mass Ontario-wide walkout to protest Ford government: sources
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Multiple unions planning mass Ontario-wide walkout to protest Ford government: sources

Mass protests and widespread disruption — that’s what Ontario’s labour movement is promising, as multiple Canadian unions plan to take part in sympathetic strikes to protest Premier Doug Ford’s Bill 28. Multiple sources told Global News a coalition of unions is planning a mass demonstration at Queen’s Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 and a massive multi-sector strike on Monday, Nov. 14.The aim, sources said, was to bring the province to a standstill and apply maximum pressure on the Progressive Conservative government to repeal Bill 28, which invoked the notwithstanding clause to impose a contract on CUPE’s 55,000 education-support workers.Labour leaders began gathering at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto on Sunday, where they’re scheduled to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. on Mo...