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Ontario teachers’ strike ramping up with more school closures | Power & Politics

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More Ontario schools will be closed in the weeks ahead as teachers’ strike ramp up across the province.


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Teachers sure strike a lot 🤔 time to get new ones !

Author — Eric Hansen

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A fair deal for Ontario taxpayers would be to amalgamate the school systems into one public system. Ontario taxpayers should not be footing the bill for both a Catholic-English and Catholic French system or any religion for that matter in 2020 and going forward. There is billions in cash tied in excess capital (underutilized real estate post amalgamation) and operating costs (excess teachers, administrators, care taking staff and other operating costs). Ford looks like a hypocrite whining with teachers over class sizes, mandatory online learning, preservation of full day kindergarten and funding for special needs students. Even the teachers' demand for a pay hike is pointless since even if they get their requested 2% annual raises for three years they have lost more than that in terms of earnings this year due to the multiple one day strikes. Ford attempted to cancel a useless french language university and flip flopped but will he take the axe to the school boards like he did to Toronto City Council?

Author — Sam195

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I don't mind getting money every day they strike

Author — ella

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Its not the teachers or the auto workers etc., etc.. Lets talk about profit margins. Lets talk about jobs lost to less developed regions... You want to make Canada soar again? Lets start with some good jobs. We don't want to hear your latest (unspecified) part time job numbers, we're out there working and we know the numbers, we want to see some actions taken by our government that show us your not just a bunch of corporate puppets. We are after all paying you quite well so lets see what you can do!

Author — dj123

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Any other parents fed up with the whole situation
The unions are holding us all captive and Ford, Tory and Trudeau are doing absolutely nothing about it
Thinking about starting my own protest, anyone with me?

Author — SUE Weisberg

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Teachers use students as pens and hide behind them. Its pitifull all this we want this and we want that for FOR THE KIDS o ya we want more money too o er 90 grand a year to work 8 months a year 8 hrs a day 5 days a week? I know a teacher he told me between class change a lunch brake and settling in he works 4 to 5 hrs a day. I have no support for the greedy basterds whose union is owned by maple leafs sports entertainment its s greed

Author — Lucas Maclean

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Keep the unions and go to full 12 month work year - easy to make up classes and keep class size numbers down, give the small raise and make parity with other public service

Author — A H

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Punishing kids because they got too comfortable with the wasteful spending of Kathleen Wynn

Author — G Lewis

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When people don't show up for work they get fired and replaced.

Author — Raw Bacon

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What about folks who no longer have kids in the education system, tax refunds?

Author — Grakky TheGrakky

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Lmfao let the strikes keep going before march break then the province should lock the teachers out so they get none of their 5 day holiday pay for march break. Then when they likely go on a full on strike peeved about the lost holiday pay Ford can then pass back to work legislation and they can mope while they go back to work in the classroom.

Author — Sam195

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Start firing. Teachers from western Canada will take their jobs.

Author — Mark Anthony

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Wouldn't it be nice, to protest Sam Hammond's home from 6pm to 6am?

Author — Mark Eves

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Time to hire new teachers and get rid of teachers unions

Author — Doug Nash

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Get back to work. You all can have a raise when are kids can pass a math test and spell more than a four letter word.

Author — Mark chevy

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In April 2019 Sam Hammond said in a Press release from ETFO said that Ontario does not have a spending problem, it's a Revenue problem. So the teachers Union wants to raise taxes on the elderly, single parents, and low income families to enrich teachers pay. Why announce this is April 2019 before any members vote? Teachers make sixty percent above the Provincial average. How completely entitled do you have to be to arrogantly suggest "just raise taxes" ahead of any negotiations? Sure Sam, I suggest we raise the 85-110k bracket that your membership occupies by 6 percent, pay them the 2, and funnel the rest to the Elderly, single parents, and low income families. Maybe then the membership will empathize with those they would burden.

Author — Mark Eves

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Mr. Ford do not give an inch. It's time somebody put their foot down. Tell them take it or leave it and replace them.

Author — Dusan Stanko

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Fire and re hire someone will be grateful for their jobs and their pensions :)

Author — AJ Blake

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While private sector employees have been facing very sluggish salary increases, with the exception of executives, public sector employees keep holding the public hostage in their demands for enviable salary increases and ultra rich benefits. I don’t have any problem with their demands except the government has to borrow more to pay them. The lowest rung of workers remain poor. The middle rung struggle to maintain their middle class status. The upper rung include those with good chunks of capital to invest. These gaps keep opening up. The prospect is grim.

Author — Way toGo

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Cut the pay about 15% and go after the pensions.

Author — j