OTTAWA, Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of University
Teachers (CAUT) strongly supports the actions of our colleagues in
Ontario's elementary and secondary schools who are protesting the loss
of their democratic rights to negotiate the terms and conditions of
"We are deeply troubled that the Ontario government has chosen to impose
a contract on its elementary and secondary educators rather than to
allow negotiations to continue," said James L. Turk, executive director
of CAUT. "Imposed contracts only postpone problems, not solve them."
Turk said that university and college teachers are also concerned about
the Government's efforts to block planned protests tomorrow by
Ontario's elementary teachers and education workers.
"The decision to protest if the government imposed a contract was
supported by 92% of the members of the Elementary Teachers Federation
of Ontario members in a vote in December," Turk said. "We are proud of
their desire to speak out as citizens and educators and are honoured to
be supporting them."
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is the national voice of
more than 68,000 academic and general staff at 124 universities and
colleges across the country.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
For further information:
James L. Turk, executive director, (mobile) 613-277-0488
Angela Regnier, communications officer, (office) 613-726-5186, (mobile) 613-601-6304