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Enseignantes et enseignants : les « manifestations politiques » sont aussi illicites déclare la CRTO

Dans une décision rendue aux petites heures du matin vendredi dernier, le président de la Commission des relations de travail de l’Ontario (« CRTO »), Bernard Fishbein, a tranché que les manifestations politiques que planifiait la Fédération des enseignantes et des enseignants de l’élémentaire de l’Ontario (« FEEO ») étaient illicites. Le président de la…

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Ontario Schools Mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week / L’Ontario souligne la Semaine de la sensibilisation à l’intimidation et de la prévention dans le milieu scolaire

November 18, 2012 marked the beginning of the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario schools. Until November 23, 2012 Ontario schools are organizing activities to educate students, parents and school staff about what constitutes bullying and the consequences it can have on the overall school environment. Greater awareness will educate the community on this…

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SCC: Special Education is Not a “Luxury”

On November 9, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision in Moore v. British Columbia (Education), 2012 SCC 61 that could have serious cost implications for provincial Ministries of Education and school boards across the country dealing with special needs children.  The decision dealt with a young student suffering from a form…

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Arbitrator denies teacher’s sick claim based on self-reported migraine headache

Trillium Lakelands District School Board v Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is a labour arbitration award of interest for employers, notably those in the education sector, who face the “headache” of dubious sick leave claims. It is a decision that is not insensitive to the realities facing employees who suffer disabling conditions. But it is…

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