Staffroom Confidential blog
March 14, 2012
Should teachers take action in response to Bill 22? Should they walk out regardless of the question of 'legality'?
It now looks almost certain that even with School Boards, the public and parents in favour of a fair, independent, mediated settlement, the government is not yet prepared to change course on Bill 22, legislation that aims to repeal rights to due process, job protection, and professional autonomy, as well as the removal of class size limits and the right to bargain class size limits for another two years.
If Canadian workers never took illegal action, we would be a very different country indeed. In fact, the right to strike itself was won through illegal strikes. Here are a few legislative changes that resulted from strikes, many of which were not 'legal':
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