Toronto, Sept 24 (Canadian-Media): — A statement was issued today by Stephen Lecce, Ontario Minister of Education regarding the decision of The Canadian Union of Public Employees, (CUPE) to break off talks with the employers, and give notice of intended job action, media reports said.
CUPE is a labour union local representing sessional lecturers and teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of Toronto, Ontario.
"Our government remains focused on keeping kids in the classroom and delivering a deal that gives students and parents predictability and certainty. This will not change.
I urge CUPE and the employers to come back to the table and direct their efforts toward reaching a deal as quickly possible. Our government remains available at any time to restart talks with CUPE and keep students in school. Kids and parents deserve no less," said Stephen Lecce.