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TDSB meetings this week

TDSB meetings this week

All committee meetings at Toronto District School Board, 5050 Yonge St,  and open to the public unless marked “private“.  TTC: North York Centre subway.  Look for agenda details and documents at tdsb.on.ca/boardroom  prior to each meeting. Monday 24 September LEARNING TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLANNING, 12 noon, Cte Room A Agenda Includes: –  e-Summer School Results (oral update) R... »

Court challenge

Court challenge

Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario, announced Andrew Lokan, from the law firm Paliare Roland, has been retained to begin legal proceedings challenging Bill 115’s constitutionality. Brampton Guardian Torstar News Service file photo »

Teachers mourn Bill 115’s passing

Teachers mourn Bill 115’s passing

Several hundred teachers, many clad in black, attended a public school board meeting Tuesday night in unified protest against the Liberal government’s new education legislation. About 300 teachers, mostly local members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), filled the Peel District School Board’s meeting room beyond its seating capacity. The regular twice-monthly meeting to ... »

Bill 115 attacks constitutional rights

Bill 115 attacks constitutional rights

      Bill 115 is “an unprecedented attack on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of educational workers.” -Canadian Civil Liberties Association.   A legal challenge has been launched. Meanwhile many provisions of Bill 115 are unclear & will be the subject of ongoing disputes. »

Teachers ponder 1 day strike – cbc

Teachers ponder 1 day strike – cbc

The passage Tuesday of anti-strike legislation in Ontario has some teachers considering cutting back on their extra-curricular work and donning black armbands in protest. The Liberal government’s Bill 115 will force new contracts on the majority of teachers and education workers in the province in an effort to help eliminate Ontario’s $15-billion deficit. The legislation includes impos... »

Rights funeral 7pm Queens Park

Rights funeral 7pm Queens Park

Devastated by a far-reaching anti-worker bill set to pass legislature early next week, education workers will convene a funeral for collective bargaining rights on the lawn of Queen’s Park, Monday September 10, at 7 pm. Workers and friends will reflect on our loss and ready ourselves for Tuesday morning Sept 11th when Liberal Bill 115 is expected to pass 3rd and final reading with support fr... »

Today is write MPPs day

Today is write MPPs day

 Just click here to send your letter. »

Tell your MPP “Don’t strip democratic rights!”

Tell your MPP “Don’t strip democratic rights!”

On September 10th, the government is determined to pass Bill 115, legislation that will take away the right of Ontario’s public school teachers and education workers to bargain their wages and working conditions. This right, the right to bargain collectively, has been upheld as a fundamental right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The government legislation will cut salaries, redu... »

a Crass Game…

a Crass Game…

MEDIA RELEASE McGuinty’s Anti-Union Posturing is Simply a Crass Game of Politics that Will Cost Him a Majority   (Toronto, ON) — Stealing a page out of Tim Hudak’s failed “Change Book,” Premier Dalton McGuinty made a cynical electoral play when he decided to try to vilify school teachers and educational workers. In a deposition delivered last night on the McGuinty government’s co... »

Unprecedented attack on constitutional rights & freedoms of school board employees

Unprecedented attack on constitutional rights & freedoms of school board employees

  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association joined Ontario’s teachers [and other education workers] in opposing proposed legislation that would force new contracts on teachers and school [board] workers, saying it’s fundamentally undemocractic and that collective bargaining is a constitutional right. [watch it here!] “Budget concerns are no justification to undercut the democratic process,” CC... »

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