Supreme Court to hear BC teachers case

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Description: The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case involving the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government. Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: 01/14/2016 Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Supreme+Court+Canada+hear+Teachers+Federation+appeal/11651654/story.html Related links: • CBC story • The BCTF • B.C. education ministry • The B.C. Supreme Court decision • The B.C. Appeal Court decision • Earlier… Read more »

Ontario elementary teachers put rotating strikes on hold

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Description: The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will be meeting again with the provincial government, pulling back from a threat of job action starting in October. Source: The Toronto Star Date: 09/29/2015 Link: http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2015/09/29/elementary-teachers-union-government-to-resume-bargaining.html Related links: National Post story Earlier update The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario The Ontario Ministry of Education School Boards Collective… Read more »

Ontario government, high school teachers reach tentative agreement

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Description: Ontario high school teachers have a new tentative agreement with the provincial government, while public elementary school teachers plan to increase job action. Source: The National Post Date: 08/20/2015 Link: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-secondary-school-teachers-federation-reaches-tentative-contract-deal-with-province Related links: Toronto Star story The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association The… Read more »

Ontario can’t afford public sector increases, Wynne says

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Description: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province doesn’t have the money for public sector wage and benefit increases. Source: The Ottawa Sun Date: 12/27/2014 Link: http://www.ottawasun.com/2014/12/27/wynne-to-unions-no-money-for-wage-hikes Related links: CBC story Canadian Press story about Nova Scotia public sector bargaining Halifax Chronicle-Herald story The Ontario Public Service Employees Union Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Office of… Read more »

BC teachers back at work

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Description: After a long and bitter dispute, the B.C. government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation have reached a six-year contract with the help of mediator Vince Ready. Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: 09/20/2014 Link: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Vaughn+Palmer+Remarkably+clean+ending+bitter+dispute/10219679/story.html Related links: Column about mediator Vince Ready Profile of BCTF president Jim Iker B.C. Public School Employers’ Association BCTF Blog… Read more »

Alberta premier angers former labour allies

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Description: The teachers, nurses and public sector workers who supported Alberta Premier Alison Redford in last year’s election are unhappy with her latest cost-cutting moves. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 02/26/2013 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/redford-accused-of-picking-a-fight-with-labour/article9103341/ Related links: Calgary Herald story Alberta Teachers’ Association Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson Premier Alison Redford Alberta Health Services Alberta Federation… Read more »

Ottawa-area school board becoming impatient

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Description: The Upper Canada District School Board says it’s worried about the length of time the Ontario Labour Relations Board is taking to decide on an application for a cease-and-desist order. Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: 02/22/2013 Link: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/School+board+still+waiting+labour+board+decision/8005020/story.html Related links: Earlier Toronto Star story Upper Canada District School Board District media release Elementary Teachers’… Read more »

B.C. teachers reject premier’s call for 10-year contract

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Description: The B.C. Teachers’ Federation wants no part of a government proposal that would include a 10-year collective agreement. Source: CBC Date: 01/24/2013 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/01/24/bc-teachers-plan.html Related links: YouTube video of Premier Christy Clark’s announcement Government statement Government plan (pdf) BCTF response Earlier update Questions for discussion: What would the teachers gain under the government proposal?… Read more »

LRB declares teachers’ protest unlawful

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Description: The Ontario Labour Relations Board has declared a planned one-day walkout by elementary school teachers illegal. Source: CTV Date: 01/11/2013 Link: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/etfo-osstf-cancel-planned-walkouts-1.1109787 Related links: Labour board decision (pdf) Blog post by Prof. David Doorey Statement by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Ontario Labour Relations Board Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Ontario Ministry of… Read more »

Ontario government imposes contracts on teachers

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Description: The Ontario government has imposed contracts on elementary and secondary school teachers, freezing pay and reducing sick days. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: 01/03/2013 Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/ontario-teachers-imposed-contract-ensures-continued-discord-unions-say/article6932573/ Related links: Video: Education Minister Laurel Broten announces government move Andrew Coyne opinion piece Thomas Walkom opinion piece Ontario education ministry The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario… Read more »