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Posturing for votes?

Posturing for votes?

“Liberal rush to rule out free collective bargaining doesn’t add up “   -Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:09 am  Defending Public Healthcare  blog The Ontario Liberal government has largely justified its rush to prevent free collective bargaining in the education sector by claiming that without such legislation junior teachers will get their normal increment steps on the wage grid... »

If your 7 year old…

If your 7 year old…

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TDSB  board & committee MEETINGS

TDSB board & committee MEETINGS

August 22 (Wednesday)Human Resources and Professional Learning Committee cancelled 4 p.m. August 22 (Wednesday)Operations and Facilities Management Committee cancelled 6 p.m. 7 p.m. August 29 (Wednesday) Special Meeting 12 noon August 29 (Wednesday) Administration, Finance and Accountability Committee 4 p.m. August 29 (Wednesday) Program and School Services Committee cancelled August 29 (Wed) Spec... »

Most Ontarians Oppose Legislating Teachers’ Wages

Most Ontarians Oppose Legislating Teachers’ Wages

Almost eight in ten (77%) believe province should negotiate to reach mutual agreement. A significant majority of Ontarians believe the province should negotiate an agreement with teachers rather than use legislation to impose wages and benefits on them, according to an independent poll conducted for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). When asked if the government should negotiat... »

‘attack’ on public sector

‘attack’ on public sector

    Contract road map an ‘attack’ on public sector, Ontario teachers union head says The president of the province’s largest teachers’ union accused the Ontario government of an attack on educators and rejected its proposed road map for a new contract. Sam Hammond, head of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, made the comments Monday at a downtown Toronto hotel as part of the ... »

Ontario: far from debt crisis

Ontario: far from debt crisis

In the early 1990s, CTV broadcaster Eric Malling told Canadians the sad tale of a baby hippo shot by authorities at a New Zealand zoo. Sad, but apparently necessary, Malling suggested in a special broadcast from down under. After all, New Zealand had big deficits, so there was no money to expand the hippo pen. What was a country to do but blow the newborn hippo away? Malling’s cautionary tale, whi... »

update: pricey maintenance

update: pricey maintenance

 thestar.com July 26, 2012.  The Toronto District School Board is revising its $3.6 million estimate to provide data for  a Star investigation. How much the fee will drop is unclear, but a top official said the board is committed to finding a way to release the information. “I am confident we will find a solution,” board education director Chris Spence said Thursday. The Star is probing the high c... »

school staffers want to talk

school staffers want to talk

Ontario high school teachers are willing to return to the bargaining table if the province invites them, even as education unions denounce a controversial deal with Catholic teachers. The olive branch from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation came Friday — one day after Queen’s Park reached an agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association to freeze wages for two ye... »

“dangerous precedent”

“dangerous precedent”

Kristin Rushowy / Robert Benzie   thestar.com  Ontario has reached a key two-year deal with Catholic teachers freezing wages and forcing three unpaid days off — but separate school boards are refusing to sign on over fears management has given up too much power over hiring. While the Liberals touted the 17-page agreement with the 45,000-member Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)... »

Budget showdown averted but cuts could come during summer break.

Budget showdown averted but cuts could come during summer break.

At 7pm at 5050 Yonge /North York Centre subway/ Toronto’s public school board will pass a budget for the coming school year.       It APPEARS that plans to cut the staff at TDSB’s Gender-Based Violence Prevention office have been delayed until August when the Ministry of Education will conduct a review to deliver $9m in cuts. Please come to 5050 Yonge at 6:30pm today to witness what Tr... »

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