CLSR In Schools

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Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network Working Paper No. 111 Industrial Actions in Schools: Strikes and Student Achievement Michael Baker University of Toronto February 2013 CLSRN is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under its Strategic Knowledge Clusters Program. Research activities of CLSRN are carried out with support of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). All opinions are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of HRSDC or the SSHRC. Industrial Actions in Schools: Strikes and Student Achievement University of Toronto September 2012 Abstract: Many jurisdictions ban teacher strikes on the assumption that they negatively affect…show more content…
Of the 60 English language boards 29 are Catholic and 31 secular. Of the 12 French language boards 8 are Catholic and 4 are secular. Teachers at these schools belong to one of four professional associations. Two, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, represent the elementary and secondary teachers in English language secular schools respectively. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association represents teachers in English language Catholic schools. Finally, L'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francoontariens represents teachers at secular and Catholic French language schools. Teachers in Ontario gained the right to strike, and school boards the right to lock out teachers, through the School Boards and Teachers Collective Negotiations Act, Bill 100, of 1975. The Act specified that collective bargaining should occur at the school board level, between the board and the relevant teachers’ association. The Act also created the Education Relations Commission (ERC) whose duties included overseeing collective bargaining, advising
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