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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Children would suffer if teachers strike

To the Editor: I work in a school and am surrounded by great teachers and wonderful co-workers. I work with people who put in long hours, some arriving long before school buses and staying well after any planned (or unplanned) parent meetings and activities they have scheduled after regular school hours. They organize and run...

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CCRSB piloting Early Dismissal project this winter

There is no doubt: Winter weather is coming. Deciding when to keep schools open, and when to cancel them during the winter can be challenging. Chignecto-Central Regional School Board staff consult with multiple weather forecasts, check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as...

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