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 bargaining process for teachers,” says Doucet.

Doucet says the McNeil government has betrayed the trust of teachers over and over again.

“This government’s main focus has been trying to diminish the hard work that teachers do every day,” says Doucet. “This government is not willing listen, it only wants to dictate, and as a result teachers have no trust in Stephen McNeil. I don’t think there is any way this government can repair the damage it has done with this legislation.”

Nevertheless she says NSTU members will remain focused on better education.

“There is no amount of legislation that can break the resolve of teachers. They are going to keep telling their stories and pushing for better classroom conditions until a government is willing to make needed reforms to improve the learning environment for students.” 

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