(Ottawa – February 11, 2020) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) stands in solidarity with Ontario’s elementary and secondary teachers who have been without contracts since last summer.
The four major teachers’ unions are conducting rotating strikes and work slowdowns as they oppose cuts to the province’s publicly funded education system, along with wage-cap legislation imposed by the Ford government on all public sector workers. The Conservative government is also attempting to introduce larger class sizes and mandatory online courses which teachers oppose as having negative impacts on student learning with a disproportionate effect on students with special needs.
“Ontario’s teachers are fighting for an education system that ensures all their students have access to quality public schools,” says CAUT Executive Director David Robinson. “CAUT proudly supports the province’s teachers.”