Rallies in Support of Public Services!
Please join OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA, Trent Teacher Candidates and the Peterborough and Northumberland Labour Councils at our local MPPs’ offices on Thursday November 14th at 3:30 pm.
We will be outside of Dave Smith’s office in Peterborough (1123 Water St), David Piccini’s Office in Port Hope (117 Peter St), and Lindsey Park’s office in Bowmanville (23 King St. W).
We are rallying because:
- Bill 124 was recently passed, capping all public sector employees wages at 1% increases, which strips us of our constitutional right of free and fair collective bargaining.
- The government’s most recent proposal of a 25:1 class size comes at the cost of removing local class sizes. This increases safety risks within our class. Imagine having an LLS class with more than 10 students…
- The removal of at least 5000 teachers in the province (at the new proposal of a 25:1 class size).
Even if you can only stay for 10 minutes your support is appreciated! I know rallies can be very intimidating, there is no need to hold a sign, participant in chants, being there is just as important, participate in a manner that is comfortable for you.
On that note, if you would like a sign or would like to make one we will have extras on hand at all locations.
I really hope to see some of you there!