TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS the government is launching an unprecedented and unfair fight with Bill 28, attacking the bargaining rights of workers;
WHEREAS if the government refuses to negotiate a fair deal with education workers, it will drive caring adults out of the classroom permanently and our kids will pay the price;
WHEREAS the staffing crisis created by the Ford government will mean that the youngest students will have less support in school, kids with disabilities won’t have the help they need, and classrooms will go uncleaned;
WHEREAS the Ford government can make sure there are enough caring adults in the classroom to support students by giving education workers a decent standard of living;
THEREFORE WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately respect workers’ rights, rip up the anti-worker Bill 28, and have the Ontario Government return to the bargaining table with a fair deal that retains education workers, rather than driving them away.