Lise Vaugeois MPP, Thunder Bay–Superior North

Government of Ontario

NDP statement on Ontario’s tentative agreement with education workers

Published on November 21, 2022

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Education critic Chandra Pasma released the following statement in response to news of a tentative agreement between the government and education workers:

“While I am disappointed at the delays and uncertainty the Ford government forced everyone to endure, I share in parents’ relief that their kids will be in school tomorrow with the support of education workers. The Ford government has always had the power to prevent disruption in our schools by bargaining a fair deal with education workers, and Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce chose to stand in the way by refusing to invest in classrooms. I am encouraged that CUPE has an offer that it’s prepared to take back to its member education workers, and I will keep holding the government accountable for investing in education to ensure our kids have every support they need in the classroom.”