Layoff effect will go way beyond fulltime teachers warns union leader

The battle between the Ontario government and the teachers’ unions will extend beyond teacher layoffs says Glen Hodgson, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District 4.

To start, it will harm young teachers trying to get their first job. Some wait years on a supply list to get their chance.

“There won’t be a supply list,” he told BayToday. “Contractually we do have clauses that indicate redundant teachers get the first opportunity for long term occasional jobs and obviously will have recall rights and will be available for that supply list.”

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