Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ontario's elementary teachers ramping up job action

We're the grownups, right?
Toronto - Training for the new sex-education curriculum and autism therapy are on the union’s naughty list as the province’s public elementary teachers get set to escalate job action.

A Bargaining Bulletin issued to members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Monday says that effective June 1, teachers will not participate in a number of tasks, in addition to those duties already withdrawn during the current work-to-rule campaign.

Teachers are being told not to participate in new curriculum training, including the controversial new sex-ed program that is to be launched in all schools this fall.

Training and workshops for Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), a program provided to children with autism, have also been put on ETFO’s no-go list.

The move comes as collective bargaining with the major teacher unions continues to flounder.  (more...)

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