Teachers who went on illegal strikes earlier this year will be allowed to make pension contributions for that period of time but the same agreement won't apply to future illegal job actions, Ontario's education minister said Monday.
Ontario elementary teachers and some support staff will have their pay docked if they don't stop their work-to-rule campaigns, the premier announced Friday, as the elementary teachers threatened to withdraw from extracurriculars.
Teachers' unions weren't asked to provide any receipts or invoices before the Liberal government handed them $2.5 million for extra bargaining costs -- and no such documentation was needed, the education minister insisted Thursday.
Ontario's education minister is defending $2.5 million in special payouts to teachers' unions, saying the groups incurred extra costs during the latest round of bargaining -- due to the Liberal government's new system.
Parents in one Toronto community have made good on their threat to keep their children at home on the first day of school to protest the province's new sex-ed curriculum, which they say is not age appropriate.