The truth about Bill 22

It seems as though media outlets have been reporting that the Bill 22 legislation is merely there to have teachers return to work.

It seems as though media outlets have been reporting that the Bill 22 legislation that Education Minister George Abbott has put forward is merely there to have teachers return to work. This is a complete misrepresentation and the public deserves to know the facts.

Bill 22 not only threatens to take away the rights of teachers, as professionals, to have a say in class size, hiring practices, teaching loads and support for special needs students, but it is also negating rulings of the Supreme Court of Canada that deemed past contract stripping by the Liberal government as illegal and unconstitutional. This bill, if passed, will damage the rights of not just all union workers in the province, but all workers in the province.

Bill 22 is opposed by the BC School Trustees Association, the BC Principals’ and Vice Principals’ Association, and the BC Federation of Labour. The public needs to know the truth behind what is a demeaning and ultimately unconstitutional legislation.

 

Amanda Foreman

Fernie

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