Thursday, May 28, 2015

Teachers' plan to resume strike 'unacceptable': Ontario minister

The union representing Ontario high school teachers says its members will resume strike action on June 10. However, provincial Education Minister Liz Sandals says legislation will prevent that from happening.

Teachers in the Durham, Peel and Rainbow school boards were forced back to work on Wednesday, after the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled that the local strikes are unlawful.

The OLRB said the moratorium on strike action will last two weeks. Chair Bernard Fishbein said the time will allow the union to “cleanse” the local strikes of issues like class size, which by law must be dealt with at the “central,” province-wide negotiating table.  (more...)

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