Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 20, 2012 15:56 ET

Media Advisory: Speaking out on Bill 115

Hamilton CUPE Council holds panel discussion on impact of "Putting Students First Act"

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2012) - The Hamilton and District CUPE Council is hosting a panel discussion on the impact of Bill 115 - the Putting Students First Act - on November 21 where speakers will have the opportunity to share opinions on the ramifications of this controversial law.

On September 11, 2012, the McGuinty Liberal government passed Bill 115, stripping the rights to free collective bargaining of all education workers in Ontario. This unprecedented, unconstitutional legislation has created a crisis in our schools, negatively impacting students, families and communities.

All are invited to attend this one of a kind event geared to inform the public on the real impacts of Bill 115 from different perspectives.

WHO: Hamilton and District CUPE Council
WHAT: Panel discussion on "The Real Impact of Bill 115 - the Putting Students First Act"
WHEN: November 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC), 51 Stuart Street - Hamilton
PANELISTS: Terri Preston, CUPE Ontario School Boards Coordinating Committee
Chantal Mancini, OSSTF District 21 President
Lisa Hammond, ETFO Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers' Local President
Peter Tabuns, Ontario NDP - MPP for Toronto-Danforth, ONDP Education Critic
WHY: Inform the public on the impact of Bill 115 and why it is causing such a crisis in our schools. Learn why this legislation should be repealed in order to ensure a better future for all Ontarians.

Don't miss this free event and come hear the effects of Bill 115 on Ontario's once praised world-class education system.

Contact Information

  • Marlon Picken
    Regional Coordinator
    905-902-7707

    Marjorie Savoie
    CUPE Communications
    613-864-9924