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Minister Casey still not taking responsibility for classroom conditions

Mar 10, 2017

NSTU President Liette Doucet says it is clear from comments made yesterday by Educa- tion Minister Karen Casey that the McNeil government is still more interested in playing political games than improving classroom conditions. The comments regarding extra-curricular activities were published by CBC earlier today. “Teachers across Nova Scotia have... Read More >

NSTU will hold government accountable on classroom improvements

Mar 07, 2017

NSTU President Liette Doucet says teachers want to ensure the government is held accountable when it comes to improving classroom conditions. She says while the NSTU has expressed concerns with the lack of transparency around the selection of the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions, she is confident the teachers and... Read More >

NSTU raises concerns about Education Council selection process

Mar 01, 2017

NSTU President Liette Doucet is raising concerns about the selection process for the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions imposed as part of Bill 75. There is only one member on the Council selected by NSTU and that is a co-chair. The panel will include nine teachers from across Nova Scotia... Read More >

A Dark Day for Nova Scotia teachers, students and families

Feb 21, 2017

NSTU President Liette Doucet says the passage of Bill 75 marks a dark day for Nova Scotia’s education system. “This legislation does nothing to improve classroom conditions, it does nothing to provide immediate supports for teachers and students, all it does is take away the right to a fair collective... Read More >

A sad day for Nova Scotia’s Education system

Feb 14, 2017

NSTU President Liette Doucet says the McNeil government has shortchanged teachers and students while damaging Nova Scotia’s education system with legislation introduced today. “This is devastating news for teachers, students and families who have been fighting for better classroom conditions and a healthier learning environment in our schools,” says Doucet... Read More >

Government must not prevent teachers from speaking at Law Amendments

Feb 12, 2017

“When Bill 148 was rushed through the legislature, the government made it impossible for teachers to participate by holding committee meetings during school hours, and then ending the process with people still waiting to speak,” says Doucet. “This bill will directly impact every classroom in our province. The teachers who... Read More >

Statement from Liette Doucet about back-to-work legislation

Feb 11, 2017

This evening through a government press release, we found out Premier McNeil intends to impose back-to-work legislation on teachers. This is consistent with the McNeil government’s well documented lack of respect for the collective rights of workers. Teachers have been taking a stand for better classroom conditions. They are tired... Read More >

Teachers reject tentative agreement

Feb 09, 2017

Nova Scotia’s 9,300 public school teachers have voted to reject a third tentative agreement reached between the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development since the opening of negotiations on September 29, 2015. In a province-wide electronic vote held today, more than 100 per cent... Read More >

NSTU makes adjustments to work-to-rule directives

Feb 02, 2017

Earlier today the NSTU Provincial Executive made a handful of changes to work-to-rule directives to better meet the educational needs of students and teachers. Teachers can now supervise out-of-province trips organized prior to the start of WTR that have signed contracts involving money. All Co-op and O2 courses and programs... Read More >

Statement from Liette Doucet on Student Teachers

Jan 31, 2017

We understand the difficult situation student teachers are in right now as a result of Premier McNeil's comments from last week.NTSU public school members are taking this stand to prevent the continued deterioration of learning conditions in our schools. The government needs to be willing to make long overdue investments. This... Read More >

Teachers have lost trust in Premier, work-to-rule to resume on Monday

Jan 27, 2017

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is resuming its work-to-rule job action on Monday following comments made by Stephen McNeil in the media yesterday. “Again the Premier has demonstrated that he is incapable of bargaining in good faith,” says Doucet. “The Premier is already backing away from commitments made in the... Read More >

Talks to continue over weekend

Jan 13, 2017

Talks to continue between NSTU and government over weekend Talks between the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) and the Province of Nova Scotia will continue over the weekend, following three days of conciliation this week. Members of the negotiating team, including President Liette Doucet have agreed not to speak to... Read More >

Exam exemptions

Jan 09, 2017

Exam exemptions permitted under NSTU work-to-rule guidelines Teachers continue to keep track of attendance and record grades during work-to-rule and are able to provide high school exam exemptions says NSTU President Liette Doucet. “Teachers have maintained the appropriate records by hand and certainly possess the necessary judgement,” says Doucet. “They... Read More >

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