The Ford government just announced that it will be using legislation to impose a four-year contract on Ontario’s education workers. Worse, Premier Ford will be invoking the Notwithstanding Clause of the constitution to override the Charter of Rights.

Education workers went above and beyond to keep our kids safe and supported through the pandemic. They deserve our gratitude. Instead, Premier Ford is sweeping away their rights as citizens to avoid having to pay them a living wage.

The right to collective bargaining comes from our Charter’s freedom of association and equality provisions. Losing these fundamental rights should be alarming to every Canadian.

Local 113 stands with our education worker sisters, brothers, and comrades, as we stand up for the rights of all Canadians. We are calling on the Ford Government to back down immediately on the proposed legislation and return to the negotiating table instead.

Education workers do their jobs, why won’t Premier Ford