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HSA stands with Ontario education workers

The Health Sciences Association of BC, representing over 20,000 specialized professionals working in health care and community social services, stands in solidarity with CUPE OBSCU workers who seek only fair pay for the hard work they do delivering critical work in Ontario’s schools.

The Ontario government’s response to them – invoking a constitutional sledgehammer that blocks their right to act collectively and sets a dangerous precedent for all Canadians – stands in sharp contrast to the government of BC’s approach to the challenges of working families. 

In British Columbia, the government is helping the province’s many essential workers in health, education and public service, by negotiating in good faith to reach fair agreement that help working people and the people who depend on them. The tentative agreement announced today for specialized health professionals is just the latest example.

In Ontario, a government that claim to be on the side of working people is sowing division, attacking the lowest-paid workers in the school system, and undermining the public services that working families count on in challenging times.

We encourage HSA members to show support for Ontario education workers at cupe.on.ca/dontbeabully.

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