Originally Posted by GotGarlic
What does this mean?
Originally Posted by Andy M.
Same as what happened to your dad I'd guess.
The teachers will start voting next week to go out on a full strike. However, the government can deem them as an essential service which means they will fall under pre-existing laws stipulating that anyone classified as an essential service will be ordered back to work.
Parents today went on picket lines standing up for their kids; some were in favour of the teacher's demands and others were not.
While the union is pushing for the teachers to vote yes to the all out strike, they are also saying that their funds are low and will not cover much in the way of strike pay if it is passed.
Support staff are also out as they will not cross the picket lines so they lose money. And graduation ceremonies (and dances) are having to be re-booked elsewhere as they can't use the schools. As well, striking teachers will not be allowed to see their students receive their diplomas.
This is just a total mess. One of the girls I mentor needs her provincial exams to get finalize an application for a very tough program (Vet technician) and if she doesn't get them in, will be forced to wait another whole year to see if she is even accepted.