The Glengarry News

education

100 teachers declared redundant

publisher May 1, 2019 - 8:16am

"We have this sword over our heads," Upper Canada District School Board chairman John McAllister says referring to a huge debt that has prompted the board to issue redundancy notices have been issued to about 100 teachers.

He reiterates that the notices do not necessarily mean all 100 will lose their jobs.

The board is faced with a $5.2 million transportation deficit and a $54 per student reduction in its grants that are based on enrolment.

Mr. McAllister also emphasized that “Our schools will be staffed in September and we will welcome students to a new year of learning.”

College teachers on strike

publisher Oct 16, 2017 - 8:22am

Students at St. Lawrence College got an unexpected break Monday morning when a province-wide strike by teachers went into effect.

All full-time programs at St. Lawrence College are suspended, with the exception of some work/field placement Activities.
 
Campuses in Cornwall, Brockville and Kingston will remain open during the strike and all managers and support staff will be at work. Most services are operating as usual.

More than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty hit the picket lines after talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council failed to produce a tentative collective agreement.