The Canadian Press

2015-05-04 | Peel Teachers Strike

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More than 70-thousand Ontario high school students are out of class today as a result of teacher strikes at three school boards. Teachers in Peel Region, west of Toronto, hit the picket lines Monday after talks to avert a strike went into the early-morning hours, but ultimately failed to reach a deal. This is the first round of negotiations since the province brought in a new bargaining system, with both local and provincial talks. With three high school strikes ongoing and elementary teachers threatening to strike on Sunday, Progressive Conservative education critic Garfield Dunlop calls the new system a trainwreck. (The high school teachers' union says the province is threatening the learning conditions of Ontario students by tabling proposals that will lead to larger class sizes.)

Date: 2015-05-04
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << now you've got 70 70 mm students that are out of the classroom right now another 817000 students could leave next to next Monday I think it's completely irresponsible to think of the system's actually working >>


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