VIDEO: Unions Vow Action After Teachers Bill Passes
It cannot be business as usual from here on in.
That's according to Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) president Sam Hammond who says he will urge his members to pull back from volunteering at schools. He says that means extracurricular activities may be affected but notes it will be up to the individual teachers to decide if they want to pull out.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) are just planning to do this Wednesday.
The EFTO will also be holding what they call McGuinty Mondays, where teachers will be urged not to go to any board or Ministry meetings on the first day of the week.
OSSTF president Ken Coran says they don't think anything in the classroom will change in the foreseeable future but notes strike votes will be taking place.
CUPE Ontario head Fred Hahn says they will be contacting their lawyers to file legal paperwork as soon as possible. The unions have called this move by the province unconstitutional and vowed to fight this all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada.