Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4400 (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4400 (CUPE)

June 24, 2009 12:28 ET

Budget 09: Parents Fuming on Trustees Decision Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Parents, students, swimmers, classroom Education Assistants, Special Education advocates, community services and urban designers will rally today starting at 4:30pm at the very moment that 22 elected School Trustees of the Toronto District School Board convene inside 5050 Yonge St. to assess the impact of balancing the board's 2009-2010 budget. Outside, food will be served and media interviews with affected parents, students and front line education workers will be available.

With 150 Educational Assistants and a range of other core programming at risk this afternoon, parents from Trinity-Spadina / Ward 10 insist that the Provincial Government owes the TDSB $100 million in reduced funding during last year alone and the outstanding bill for the past decade is close to $100 billion.

Contact Information

  • Media interviews:
    CUPE Local 4400
    Giselle Burton
    416-885-2054
    or
    CUPE Local 4400
    Bonnie Dineen
    416-550-6934
    or
    CUPE Local 4400
    John Weatherup
    416-902-9266
    or
    CUPE Local 4400
    Katie McGovern
    416-885-5075