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Education Minister Stephen Lecce has proposed in collective bargaining with the union representing Ontario's high school teachers that class size targets be reduced from an average of 28 students per teacher to 25. Lecce says the government put this proposal to the OSSTF on Thursday but the union proceeded with obtaining 'no board report' that would put it in a legal strike position. READ MORE 👉 link in bio #onpoli #osstf #teachers #strike #teacherstrike
The Ontario government says it will walk back plans to increase high school class sizes in the province. Education Minister Stephen Lecce made the announcement at a news conference this afternoon.
Lecce says the government will scale the funded average class sizes back to 25 from the 28 it has been proposing for months. The issue was one of several causing tension between the government and the union representing high school teachers that's currently trying to ink a new labour deal.
Lecce says the move is meant to prove the government's commitment to averting strikes and keeping students in class.
The province's contracts with all school workers expired at the end of August, and unions representing both elementary and high school teachers have requested conciliation during the tense contract talks.