Our Union sisters and brothers in CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) are having their right to bargain essentially removed by an unprecedented action of the Conservative government. They have invoked the notwithstanding clause and are thereby overriding the protections of a fundamental right to bargain. We ask that all our members stand in solidarity with those who are having their right to bargain stripped. We must remember that it is only a matter of time until we are able to bargain openly and our steadfast support of all workers in this position can only strengthen our collective resolve. We ask that you wear your CUPE pin to support and encourage the OSBCU in their fight. They are some of the lowest paid workers in the Education system and as we are acutely aware, the cost of living has skyrocketed. In small ways we can slowly build momentum and show governments and corporations that it is they who are standing on our shoulders and should show gratitude and respect for our contributions.