Bill 75 passes

It was history in the making: a controversial bill has been passed into law. Bill 75, the piece of legislation imposing a contract on more than 9,000 teachers across the province, passed its third and final reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature on Tuesday. It did not go quietly: teachers and supporters protested outside Province...

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Teachers rallying outside Legislature today

County teachers will join their counterparts from across the province today in a rally in Halifax. Teachers rallied and picketed all night / overnight outside Nova Scotia’s Legislature last night, and will continue to rally and picket outside Province House throughout the day today as the Legislature continues to sit to debate Stephen McNeil’s anti-teacher...

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Teachers reject tentative agreement

Nova Scotia’s 9,300 public school teachers have voted to reject a third tentative agreement reached between the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development since the opening of negotiations on September 29, 2015. In a province-wide electronic vote held Thursday, more than 100 per cent of NSTU’s public school...

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Support for teachers

To the Editor: It appears the teacher’s work to rule is over; well, at least until they study their new contract offer. It will be interesting to see what their union, the NSTU, is recommending they accept this, the third time. The first offer the NSTU recommended they accept was rejected 90 per cent by...

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NSTU ends strike action

Friday’s announcement that the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union strike has — for now — been averted has generated a share of mixed feelings and uncertainty. Cindy-Lee MacLean, who has a son and two grandchildren in school — spent Friday protesting on East River Road in support of teachers and students, only to hear the announcement...

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NSTU ends strike action as teachers and Province reach tentative agreement

The province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, have reached a tentative agreement for about 9,300 public school teachers in Nova Scotia. The current work-to-rule strike action will be suspended and phased out beginning January 23. “We know that this has been a difficult time for teachers, students, parents, and...

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It’s about more than education

It would be helpful if all Nova Scotians and their government had to concern themselves with is education. In reality, the Liberal government of Premier Stephen McNeil cannot focus on resolving its labour dispute with school teachers, in isolation from other issues. But the government needs to speak and act in a way that conveys...

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Students walk out in support of teachers

Local students stood in solidarity with their teachers on Friday afternoon when they walked out of class. The notion of a walkout was first raised by Grade 12 student Steven Cook via Facebook the week prior. The Northumberland Regional High School student said from there it was taken by Grade 11 student Colin Gillis to...

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Rally supports teachers

Hundreds march to protest teacher impasse NEW GLASGOW – It was a protest on Monday with a festive atmosphere that could not disguise the resolve of school teachers and their supporters during the teachers’ labour dispute with the province.   More than 500 people parked their vehicles, lined up in front of the former Central...

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Schools back in business

All schools in Nova Scotia will reopen today, Tuesday. Education Minister Karen Casey said on Monday, “As of today, we are confident that the Nova Scotia Teachers Union has modified its directives to teachers in such a way that schools can now open safely.” Casey said the reason for the closure on Monday was “concerns...

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