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JOINT STATEMENT FROM EDUCATIONAL WORKERS’ UNIONS IN ONTARIO

Following is a joint statement signed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Ontario, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU),...
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SNITCH LINE USED TO SLUR TEACHERS: CBC INVESTIGATION

A snitch line set up by the Ford government to encourage parents to report teachers who weren’t following the new sex-education curriculum netted 27 complaints that the government flagged as “allegations of professional misconduct,” a...
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SCHOOL PRINCIPALS URGE DELAY IN AUTISM PROGRAM CUTS

Ontario’s school principals are asking the Ford government to delay changes to the province’s autism program that would slash benefits to thousands of parents and bring students with special needs into the school system without...

“THIS IS A WIN:” COURT DECISION BOOSTS TEACHER RIGHTS

The Ontario Divisional Court decision on ETFO’s challenge of the Ford government’s new sex-education curriculum gave teachers an important victory by establishing that teachers and schools are required, under the Education Act and the Ontario...

IMPLEMENT HIRING FREEZE, MINISTRY TELLS SCHOOL BOARDS

They were supposed to be consulting on class sizes. But now the Ford government has told school boards to implement a hiring freeze while it makes its decision. A Ministry memo obtained by CTV News...

NS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS STICK WITH THE UNION

Nova Scotia’s public school administrators have voted by a margin of 93.2% to remain members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, according to a report from CBC News. The vote was held because the provincial...

SCHOOL BOARDS NEED MORE AUTISM SUPPORT: OFFICIALS

Ontario school boards are telling the Ministry of Education that they need more support for students with autism after the Ford government slashed therapy funding for many families. Andréa Grebenc, chair of the Halton District...
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OAKLAND EDUCATORS JOIN WAVE OF US TEACHERS’ STRIKES

Oakland teachers have joined their colleagues around the country on strike for better wages in the face of high living costs in the city in which they teach. “For three months, we have been waiting...
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MERIT PAY FOR TEACHERS DOESN’T WORK, COLUMNIST ARGUES

Merit pay for teachers doesn’t work, and a strike by teachers in Denver proves it, says a columnist in the Victoria Times-Colonist. Because “better teaching produces better student results, teacher compensation … should be geared...