Teachers' union calls Bill 115 repeal "meaningless"
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario says repealing Bill 115 at this point is a "meaningless gesture and shallow response to the chaos it has created in schools."
The Liberals announced that the Bill that allowed them to impose contracts on teachers will be no more as of Wednesday.
ETFO says the government used the bill and is now "trying to make it disappear in the most crass of political acts."
In a statement released Monday night, ETFO president Sam Hammond says, "The premier and education minister are deluding themselves if they think the repeal of Bill 115 will promote goodwill and stability in the education sector and restore their popularity."
The head of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, meanwhile, says the move is a step in the right direction.
Ken Coran says he's looking towards the future, which includes setting up a meeting with whoever wins the Liberal leadership race.
(With files from Katie Franzios)