At the grassroots level we have heard little about this new legislation from our different affiliates since it was released by the provincial government on October 22. They maintain that their lawyers, Provincial Executive and Secretariat are carefully examining it before they report back to the membership. ETFO's Overview is commendable. If there are any other such documents that have been made available I would ask that you forward them here to me for our perusal.
Quite frankly after the roller coaster ride the teachers of Ontario took over the last contract, I myself am not confident in just leaving this process matter up to any of our executives in complete trust without all the facts and interpretations being made readily and clearly available to those who will be effected the most by the new legislation; the teachers of Ontario who they are elected and hired to represent.
I hope posting these documents here for all of our consideration and perusual so we can begin an open, probing and uncensored discussion and debate over what is to be done.
ETFO's Overview follows below:
Among other things, ETFO wanted to ensure a bargaining procedure that would:
A two-tier system
Second Reading debate - begins October 30.
Second Reading vote – occurs when the Second Reading debate concludes.