ONTARIO ELEMENTARY OFFER TO STOP PROTESTS IF GOVERNMENT STOPS LEGISLATION

Dec 21, 2012

By Scott Walker

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The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is has offered to put its actions against Bill 115 on hold if the the government will delay implementing the bill.

December 31st is the deadline for teachers and other education workers to negotiate new collective agreements with school boards. Otherwise, the government will impose contracts under Bill 115.

ETFO says it will not continue its job action that has resulted in one-day strikes around the province if the government hold off on implementing the law until the Liberals elect a new Premier in late January.

The union maintains that the dispute with the province is not about money, but against the right to bargain collectively. But the government

The government points out that teachers have seen their income increase 80 per cent since the McGuinty government came to power.

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