Ontario education workers’ union president thinks deal ‘falls short’ after agreement reached, strike averted

Laura Walton, the president of Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), representing 55000 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) education workers, reacted Sunday evening to the union and the government reaching a tentative deal to avert a strike. "As a mom, I don't like this deal; as a worker I don't like this deal; as the president of the OSBCU, I understand why this is the deal that is on the table. I think it falls short, I think it's terrible we live in a world that doesn't see the need to provide services to kids that they need, but we will always put our workers first, we will always put our students first and that's why there will not be a strike tomorrow," Walton said.