Liette Doucet, president of the NSTU, on the current pre-election spending spree by premier McNeil: “After years of watching our schools deteriorate in the name of fiscal restraint, this new found spending largesse is another betrayal of trust. To teachers it also appears as though the government is funding its pre-election campaign at their expense–and their students’ expense.”
For days and weeks the Nova Scotia Teachers Union dominated the headlines. But after the government imposed a new contract all that disappeared. What actually happened? Why did it matter? What’s next? We met with Larry Haiven, an expert in Nova Scotia labour relations and co-founder of the Parents for Teachers Facebook group, to ponder these three questions. “This is not your grandfather’s labour movement anymore.”
Stating the obvious.
There’s lots you can do if you’re unhappy about premier McNeil’s plans to impose a contract on the teachers. Tony Tracy offers a few concrete suggestions.
Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, reflects on 2016, and doesn’t like what he sees. Now is the time to join a union and fight back. Whose province is this anyway?
From the very popular Nova Scotia Parents for Teachers Facebook page comes this FAQ about the what and why of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union work to rule action. From “Isn’t the government broke?” to “What about our Christmas Concert?”, it’s all here. We added a table of content for easy navigation.
An op-ed/open letter to Nova Scotians by Liette Doucet, president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
Teachers rallied in as many as 15 different locations in Nova Scotia today. The Nova Scotia Advocate attended a large protest at the constituency office of MLA Stephen Gough in Lower Sackville. Teachers are new at this protesting business, but they feel they the government left them no choice.
A bit of a timeline around the NSTU and NSGEU negotiations, originally written for the national audience of Rank and File. It all looked so promising for McNeil a year ago. What happened?