TDSB Trades Council renewed with imposed teachers' contract
A major education issue seems to have been lost in the controversy over Education Minister Laurel Broten imposing a contract on public school teachers.
The Toronto Star reports that the Ontario Liberals pulled the trigger on Bill 115, the Toronto District School Board also renewed its agreement with the Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council, the union who connected to stories of outrageous spending on simple repairs.
$3,000 work orders for electrical outlet replacements and $143 dollar pencil sharpener installations were 2 of the high-profile examples.
The Trades Council's contract had expired in August of 2012.
TDSB Chair Chris Bolton says the move doesn't make sense.