“What our provincial education system needs is leadership that is willing to make the needs of students, teachers and principals a priority. By adopting the Glaze report, Education Minister Zach Churchill has demonstrated the exact opposite,” writes NSTU president Liette Doucet.
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.”
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.
Not a good day for the government in its efforts to bully teachers into abandoning their fight for better working conditions and fair bargaining. Parents, teachers and students who rallied at Province House today are angrier than ever before, while the government beat a hasty retreat.
The liberal government here in Nova Scotia keeps removing workers’ rights. For how long can this continue?
If you want to understand what teaching in Nova Scotia is all about, a good place to start is Teachers of Nova Scotia, a blog where teachers write about their job, their fears, their frustrations, and their love of teaching.
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?