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Wynne’s cuts force more job action by Ontario teachers: NDP MPP FORSTER

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Published on May 06, 2015 with No Comments

QUEEN’S PARK – As news broke of the Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario threatening job action as early as Monday, NDP MPP Cindy Forster today demanded the Premier stop dodging responsibility, blaming “local issues” and admit that Liberal cuts are throwing our public education system into chaos.

“Speaker, the Premier and Minister of Education have flip-flopped on their commitment to cap classroom sizes…I don’t understand why the Minister is ‘perplexed’ about why job action is happening,” said Forster. “Will the Premier admit that this her reckless cuts are making a mess of our education system?”

Secondary school teachers in Peel, Rainbow, and Durham district are currently on strike affecting tens of thousands of students and families. With elementary teachers poised to begin job action on Monday, more than 800, 000 students across the province will be impacted.

“The Minister says over and over again that she has ultimate responsibility over the central table,” said Forster. “As central negotiations have broken down, it is clear that these are not just local issues, and that the government is responsible for throwing our schools into chaos”.

 

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