Keep Kids in Classrooms

Keep Kids in Classrooms

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS the Government remains focused on reaching agreements with education labour unions to provide parents with predictability, certainty, and peace of mind over the coming year; and

WHEREAS the Government demonstrated it has been a constructive force at the bargaining table by reaching voluntary agreements with unions in the education sector; and

WHEREAS the Government remains available 24/7 to negotiate deals in good faith with education labour partners that support the needs of students and keeps them in a positive learning environment throughout the year; and

WHEREAS labour partners have engaged in job action under each Government for the past 30 years; and

WHEREAS labour partners continue to escalate towards strike action despite the Government continuing to make reasonable and expanded offers to education labour partners; and

WHEREAS strike action caused by unions could mean school closures, disruption, and uncertainty to students and parents.

We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:

THAT the Legislative Assembly of Ontario calls on the Government to continue bargaining in good faith with its labour partners to reach deals that keep kids in class, where they belong.