Monday, March 16, 2015

TDSB officials plan challenge of salary clawbacks

Superintendents at Canada’s largest school board are fighting an order from the education ministry that would force them to pay back any salary increases awarded since a public-sector wage freeze came into force three years ago.

The Toronto District School Board’s education director, Donna Quan, made the decision to claw back the salaries of 15 senior managers, including her own, after coming under pressure from Education Minister Liz Sandals to take a pay cut.

School board sources say the Toronto Supervisory Officials’ Association, a group that represents about 35 superintendents and executive superintendents, plans to follow several other boards in Ontario in challenging Ms. Sandals’s interpretation of the legislation.  (more...)

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