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Catholic school teachers will soon have to pay for parking amid provincial funding cuts

Catholic high school and elementary teachers will soon have to pay for parking, as the school board grapples with a $32.8 million funding shortfall. The Toronto Catholic District School Board …

Catholic teachers want school board to put brakes on plan to make them pay to park

In what appears to be precedent-setting, Toronto’s Catholic board plans to charge teachers $10 a day for parking in the school lot — a “ridiculous” move that amounts to a …

Northwestern Ontario school boards adjust budgets, staffing after provincial allocations slashed

School boards across northwestern Ontario agree on one thing: the upcoming school year will have fewer staff on the payroll. How the payroll changes though, will be different for each …

High school teacher talks off to a rough start, union says

Ontario’s high school teachers say pre-bargaining talks have gotten off to a rough start, with the two sides already at an impasse over what should be negotiated provincially and what …

Teachers’ union claims talks with Ontario government over new contract have hit a snag

Ontario’s high-school teachers’ union is warning that its initial discussions with the government to reach a new contract have hit a snag. In a memo to members on Friday, the …

Unions protest education cuts

Union members protested the provincial government’s cuts to education in front of local MPP Steve Clark’s office this week. Hoisting signs proclaiming that “class size matters” and “cuts hurt children,” …

Education minister asks MPP Sara Singh and school board to ‘stop fearmongering’

On May 16, Brampton Centre MPP Sara Singh asked Education Minister Lisa Thompson to address the Peel District School Board (PDSB) trustees’ open letter on the cancellation of secondary courses. …

Educators worried over declining funds

On average, each Ontario student is going to be worth 0.44 per cent less in terms of funding beginning this September. The province has released its funding to school boards …

Dozens of teachers protest outside of MPP’s office

As a part of reforms to the education system, the Provincial government raised the limit on class sizes from 22 to 28, meaning that less teachers will be teaching more …

Layoff effect will go way beyond fulltime teachers warns union leader

The battle between the Ontario government and the teachers’ unions will extend beyond teacher layoffs says Glen Hodgson, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District 4. To start, …