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Here is the first draft of the petition Pamela forwarded to my site. Many of you are still using it so I am restoring it to below the final petition, that now appears above, and is the one appearing on the change.org website, for your convenience. Cheers!
To sign the Free Richard Brock Petition click HERE!
UPDATE: It is my understanding that your comments are instantly forwarded to OECTA Provincial when you sign the petition. Can you imagine the impact of them getting hundreds of these a day?!? Again, I urge you to share my link. Also, on the Change.org Guide Page it is explained how you can get your message to the media, and how to organize a "Phone Call a Day Campaign" through the site! All this and more @ Change.org Guide Page
More Petition Info Below:
We have a guest blog and petition being posted today as submitted by Pamela Spearns. The petition is very straightforward and anybody at OECTA can sign. OECTA members: It is your union! Be heard! Please sign the petition now!
The reasons for the petition are also clearly summarized on change.org where you can fill it out online and submit it instantly using the link I've provided here for your convenience. It will only take a minute of your time. You can also explain why this petition is important to you in the space provided! I myself noted it is important that OECTA demonstrate it's integrity and credibility by reinstating local Halton Elementary Richard Brock now! I'm sure you can choose your own words too.
We need as many members as possible to sign this petition in for it to have any impact before the November 6 OECTA COP [Council of Presidents] meeting! Please read, and sign!
SIGN HERE @ Free Richard Petition! Here is the text of the petition. Pamela's OECTA + Democracy blog follows afterwards:
Petition To Reinstate Richard Brock As President Of The Halton Elementary Unit.
The discipline panel that heard the case refused to disclose their guidelines or manual to the defence.
We want to collect as many signatures on the petition as possible of people who like rule of law and due process in unions.
The petition at change.org reads:
1. Restore Richard Brock as Halton Elementary Unit President, acknowledging that his “trial” lacked fairness, transparency, and due process; that the discipline board lacked the authority to try him; that our Association does not perpetuate, but instead fights, unfairness and inequality; that the moral responsibility to right injustices committed in the name of our Association rests with the Association.
Don't forget: Please sign the Free Richard Brock Petition by clicking HERE!
[ed] Pamela's blog on "OECTA and Democracy" follows below: