Welcome! This is the landing page after scanning the QR code displayed on our District 13 reusable water bottles.
Information on this page is related to the No Cuts to Education Campaign
Participating in the Push-Back Against Cuts to Public Education
There are a variety of ways that people can participate in the push-back. Calls and emails to MPPs are a way to be heard. A visit to www.hereforstudents.ca will offer a number of resources to stay informed and an online form to assist with contacting politicians. As well, OSSTF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts provide plenty of content that can be shared with your social networks to get the word out. Details on bargaining can be found at bargainingforeducation.ca; the information available here will assist with conversation with neighbors, relatives and friends.
PC MPP Rallies
The Ford Government’s announcement on March 15th will be devastating to public education if it is implemented.
OSSTF is holding province-wide information/protest rallies on Fridays outside our local PC MPP offices. The goal is to inform our local MPP of the disastrous impact cuts to education will have on our public education system and to implore them to tell Doug Ford to stop any further cuts to education.
With the Ford government indicating that consultations on class sizes and Regulation 274 are open until May 31, it is imperative that we continue outlining our vehement opposition to the government’s announcements. We need to make sure that individual PC MPPs know how reckless and ill advised the Ford education plan is.
All TBU, OTBU, PSSP OSSTF members and allies are welcome! The rallies will take place at the following locations:
Friday April 26th Lorne Coe (PC) 114 Dundas St E, Whitby, ON, L1N 2H7 (3:30-5:00)
Friday May 3rd Lindsey Park (PC) 23 King St. W, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R2 (4:00-5:30)
Friday May 10th Peter Bethlenfalvy (PC) 1550 Kingston Rd #213, Pickering, ON, L1V 1C3 (3:00-4:30)
**Friday May 24th Rod Phillips (PC) 1 Rossland Rd W Suite 209, Ajax, ON, L1Z 1Z2 (3:30-5:00)
**Note the Rod Phillips Rally date has been changed to May 24th. It was originally scheduled for the 17th.
Two videos titled, Your Voice Matters and Bargaining Matters are available on the OSSTF Provincial Website. They outline details of the collective bargaining process.
Click here to visit the page where they are posted.
OSSTF District 13 Information Rally, Feb 7, 2019
The Ford Government intends to cut 4% from the Ontario budget. For public education, that would mean a cut of approximately $1 billion.
On Thursday, February 7th OSSTF held very successful province-wide information rally's outside local MPP offices. The goal was to inform our local MPP of the disastrous impact cuts to education will have on our public education system and to implore them to tell Doug Ford to stop any further cuts to education.