October 21, 2022 at 7:30am - 9am

Oct 21: Show Your Solidarity with Ontario’s Education Workers

Join this Friday’s day of action and show your support for education workers!

WHAT: Help us put up Support Education Workers posters at a school in our neighbourhood and give out this leaflet about what education workers are fighting for.

WHEN: Friday, October 21, OSBCU is suggesting either 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (when workers, parents, and students are arriving at school) or 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the afternoon 

WHERE: 7:30 am, Labour council will be anchoring 2 of 10 locations see complete list below. 

Toronto: St. Michael Choir School, 67 Bond St., Toronto

York Region: Huron Heights Secondary School, 40 Huron Heights Dr., Newmarket.

HOSTED BY: Toronto And York Region Labour Council

MORE INFO: Cindy Lu, [email protected]

**Affiliates are welcome to pick other schools if they choose**

What’s at stake?

Over the last four years, Ford’s Conservatives have cut funding for schools by $800 per student (adjusted for inflation). In 2021-22, cuts totaled $1.6 billion.

Cuts to funding means cuts to services for students, including dwindling one-on-one support from Educational Assistants, school libraries without library workers, school boards choosing to cut corners on custodial and maintenance staffing, and more.

Education workers are fed up with the underfunding of Ontario’s education system and the undervaluing of the workers that make the system run. That’s why they voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action, should collective bargaining reach an impasse.

It’s time for Ford’s Conservatives to do what’s right for students, parents, and workers by getting back to the bargaining table, bargaining in good faith, and respecting workers’ rights.

Join us on Friday and support education workers’ fight to protect public education.

Learn more and hear workers’ stories at 39000isnotenough.ca.

How to host a local action: A step-by-step guide

Step 1: Pick a school in your community. This will be the location of your action. See below for OSBCU’s list of high-traffic schools in your region.

Step 2: Pick a time for your action.

Step 3: Email the details of your event to the Labour council and  OFL as soon as possible: [email protected] and [email protected]  

Once we have your local details, we’ll post them on the event page and help you promote your action locally.

Step 4: Confirm a few people to attend the action in all locations (to bring the posters, tape, leaflets, etc.) and show up a little early to put up posters.

Step 5: Take some photos of people putting up or posing with posters and giving out leaflets. Then post your photos on social media. Use these hashtags: #39KIsNotEnough #Justice4Workers #onpoli #onlab.

Need help identifying a location for your action? Check out OSBCU’s list of high-traffic schools in your region.

Greater Toronto Area

Michael Power/St. Joseph

105 Eringate Dr., Etobicoke, ON

M9C 3Z7 - Eglinton/Renforth

Greater Toronto Area

Senator O’Connor

60 Rowena Dr., North York, ON

M3A 3R2 - Victoria Park/Lawrence E.

Greater Toronto Area       (LC)

St. Michael Choir School

67 Bond St., Toronto, ON

M5B 1X5 - Bond/Dundas

Greater Toronto Area

Francis Libermann

4640 Finch Ave E., Scarborough,

ON M1S 4G2 - Brimley/Finch

Greater Toronto Area

Father John Redmond + The Holy Trinity

28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr,

Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B7 - Kipling/Lakeshore

York      (LC)

Huron Heights Secondary School

40 Huron Heights Dr., Newmarket,

ON L3Y 3J9


Unionville High School

201 Town Centre Blvd., Markham,

ON L3R 8G5


Westmount Collegiate Institute

1000 New Westminster Dr.,

Thornhill, ON L4J 8G3


Jersey Public School

176 Glenwoods Ave., Keswick,

ON, L4P 3E9


Bayview Secondary School

10077 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill,

ON L4C 2L4



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