News in Review Ontario Teachers and Democratic Rights

News in Review Ontario Teachers and Democratic Rights

With a provincial deficit approaching $15 billion and a debt load of over $200 billion, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made it clear to the public sector that wages would be frozen until the province’s finances could be brought back to a reasonable level. Caught in the cross hairs of this threat were Ontario’s teachers whose contracts were set to expire late in the summer of 2012. The unions told their members to brace for a fight. In the end, there wasn’t much of a fight because the government legislated the terms of a new deal, effectively circumventing collective bargaining in the process.

  • 2012
  • 00:14:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2012
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