CATHOLIC TEACHERS FILE COMPLAINT OVER CLASS SIZE CHANGES

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The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, claiming that the government has pre-empted bargaining discussions when it amended class size regulations in August 2019.

The government announced in the spring that high school class sizes would rise from an average of 22 to 28 students over four years. Class sizes for Grades 4 to 8 would increase by one student per classroom, from 23 to 24.

OECTA believes this move by the Ford government is “in violation of the government’s obligation to bargain in good faith.”

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