ETFO is extremely concerned that the Conservative government is using the COVID-19 pandemic to revoke an important hiring regulation that supports Ontario’s world-class public education system.
Instead of focusing on what’s best for students and what schools need right now – smaller class sizes to ensure physical distancing is possible, proper ventilation, appropriate masking protocols – the Conservative government and its Minister of Education are choosing to undermine confidence in public education by eliminating fair hiring practices.
With no fair hiring regulation hiring practices return back to nepotism and that's just wrong.
Tell the Education Minister it shouldn’t be about who you know - it’s what you know.
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Use our shareable messages featuring member voices on why fair hiring is important and necessary.
Speak out to express why the Minister’s scheme is wrong headed for public education and it won’t address the problem of equity representation in hiring!
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At a time when public education needs stability and support, it is completely unacceptable that the Ontario Minister of Education, and this government, have chosen to generate unnecessary chaos and uncertainty.
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