QUEEN’S PARK — Marit Stiles, NDP Education critic, released the following statement as Ontario’s public elementary and high school teachers begin a work-to-rule campaign:
“Doug Ford intentionally picked this fight with teachers, education workers, and everyone in schools. He knows how to end it: reverse his callous cuts to education. Stop the thousands of teacher and educator firings, stop the class-size hike, end the plan to hold classes online instead of in the classroom, and cancel the wage-cap law that trounced workers’ rights before they even got to the bargaining table.
The Official Opposition New Democrats are thankful the education workers taking job action are taking care not to impact student learning or student safety. We hope Doug Ford acts quickly to reverse his cuts and work for a resolution at the bargaining table.”