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Canada’s teachers support of Ontario colleagues

Canada’s teachers support of Ontario colleagues

OTTAWA, Aug. 24, 2012 /CNW/ – The teachers of Canada are throwing their support behind their colleagues in Ontario as the McGuinty government threatens to impose a contract by legislation on teachers who have not yet had the opportunity to reach a negotiated settlement through the collective bargaining process. “The 200,000 teachers of Canada raise their voices in support of all their ... »

Student trustees at Queens Park

Student trustees at Queens Park

Ontario Student Trustees Association to Hold Press Conference Monday Aug 27th OSTA-AAECO is the provincial group representing English and French Student Trustees on Public School Boards. The press conference will address the direct negative impact that the proposed Liberal legislation will have on students. Twitter @OSTAAECO.   Holding a press conference on Monday at Queen’s Park with @OSTAA... »

Legislation Does Not Put Students First

Legislation Does Not Put Students First

TORONTO, The announcement of proposed legislation to dictate the terms and processes for labour negotiations in Ontario’s public schools attempts to infringe upon the democratic role and historic success of education in this province. The bargaining process currently in place in Ontario works when school board employers and employees can sit down together to negotiate issues best understood ... »

Unions will fight legislation

Unions will fight legislation

Ontario’s public education unions, OSSTF, CUPE and ETFO will fight proposed legislation in the courts. In a joint press conference Thursday, August 23, 2012 in Toronto to Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, Sam Hammond, President of ETFO and Ken Coran, OSSTF President insisted that democracy and the rights for free collective bargaining.   The presidents, who noted that this is about ̶... »

presidents respond to legislation threat

presidents respond to legislation threat

Education Minister’s ‘Bullying Tactics’ Have No Place Anywhere in Ontario’s Education System: CUPE Ontario President “We need to work together to find a solution” that respects the work education workers do, and is suitable for students, families and workers, says Fred Hahn Toronto, ON – The Liberal government’s proposed legislation released yesterday that... »

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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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