The next victim in the battle between the elementary teachers and the Ontario Government is breakfast programs for kids in the Peel public elementary school system.
The Peel Board released a list of programs canceled until this dispute between the two parties is resolved.
CUPE members (caretakers, secretaries, etc) are also engaged in a work-to-rule campaign during their contract negotiations with the government, and therefore refuse to take part in the breakfast programs as well.
Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals isn’t happy with either union, calling the decision “absolutely appalling”.
Does it make sense that the elementary teachers, who claim that this contractual dispute is all about the children, would target a program designed to HELP children?
Is it a school’s responsibility to provide breakfast to students? Isn’t it up to a student’s family to fuel them with food for the day?
This teacher called the Oakley Show to point out that this situation indicates that teachers are much more than simple educators. Would you agree? Listen to his call below.