Students Back in Class, Today
Students in the province are heading back to school today after a one-day break yesterday that saw confusion at the Legislature and rallies in support of teachers.
Education Minister Karen Casey says schools are re-opening after safety concerns during a teachers’ work-to-rule campaign were addressed by school administrators.
Casey also announced the government’s bill to impose a contract would not be tabled as scheduled yesterday.
Casey isn’t saying whether it will be tabled in future and adds she hopes the union and the province can return to the bargaining table.
Meanwhile, Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie is calling on Premier Stephen McNeil to fire Casey as Education Minister.
He’s also accusing the Liberals of misleading the public to believe talks had resumed with the teacher’s union yesterday when the tabling of Bill 75 was delayed.
The Teachers Union says it had no talks with the province yesterday.
Students will be returning to class today as the teacher’s work-to-rule campaign continues.
The campaign means there will no Christmas concerts and school sports.