Teacher Shortage in Ontario is Over

Ontario’s teacher shortage is over, says the Ontario College of Teachers, the licensing body for the province’s teaching professionals. College data shows that an increased supply of newly qualified teachers and a return to lower retirement rates has dealt with the crisis in teacher numbers that the College first brought to the public’s attention eight […]

Teachers Call for More Resources for Students

The 84th Annual Council of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union wrapped up Sunday in Halifax. Over two-and-a-half days, some 250 voting delegates debated more than 100 resolutions dealing with issues ranging from more resources for the province’s classrooms to the health of teachers and students. “Even with the additional monies for education in this year’s […]

NWTTA Accepts Agreement

Teachers employed by the Government of the Northwest Territories voted in favour to accept the tentative agreement reached between the NWTTA and the GNWT. Members of the GNWT Bargaining Unit voted eighty-five percent (85%) to accept the agreement. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of eligible voters cast ballots. Negotiations began March 6-8, 2005 and culminated on April […]

Teachers Ratify New Provincial Contract

Saskatchewan teachers, who have been without a contract since last August, have voted 61.2% in favour of a new collective agreement with the provincial government and boards of education. The term of the agreement, which replaces the previous contract that expired last August, is September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2007. The new agreement provides […]

Record Numbers Elect New YTA President

Educators attending the 50th Annual General Meeting Saturday April 30th recorded the highest attendance in YTA collective memory. 73% of the 700 YTA members participated in person or by proxy. The AGM selected a new president and decided on many issues including a combination of budgets totaling more than threequarters of a million dollars in […]