Since its inception in 1998, Toronto Education Workers/Local 4400 has been waging campaigns to defend the public school system from the effects of successive provincial governments’ funding formulas, which do not provide adequate funds to operate Toronto’s public schools.
Toronto Education Workers/Local 4400 works to pressure the Provincial government to provide adequate funding and to lobby trustees not to cut back essential services and programs, which result in work overload and layoffs for our members.
We also work to elect public school board trustees who will defend our schools, our communities, and members against these cutbacks and closures.
In this section Toronto Education Workers/Local 4400 provides updates on current fight back strategies.
Toronto Education Worker/Local 4400 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees has been formed to improve the social and economic welfare of its members, and in compliance with the Human Rights Code, race or creed, colour, sexual orientation, without regard to gender, to promote efficiency in public employment and to manifest its belief in the value of the unity of organized labour.
Toronto Education Workers/Local 4400 is made up of approximately 12,000 Education Workers who primarily work within the Toronto District School Board; Childcare Workers from various Childcare Centres and Caretakers from Viamonde French Board.
Representing over 400 Job Classifications, and over 1,000 Worksites.