High school teachers prepared to accept government mediation offer

"The minister cannot claim that he is fighting for students and laser-focused on keeping students in class while at the same time insisting that cuts to their education and legislative interference in free collective bargaining remain in place."

The union representing Ontario’s secondary school teachers says it will call off a one-day strike next week if the Ford government removes “unilaterally enacted” impediments to bargaining.

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation president Harvey Bischof said they would accept Education Minister Stephen Lecce’s proposal of private mediation and postpone next Wednesday’s walkout if the government removes three key issues – planned increases to class sizes, mandatory e-learning, and allowing some room for bargaining on pay increases above one per cent.

“The minister cannot claim that he is fighting for students and laser-focused on keeping students in class while at the same time insisting that cuts to their education and legislative interference in free collective bargaining remain in place,” Bischof said in a statement released Saturday.

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Written by News Staff
680 News
December 7, 2019
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