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War of Words Continues With Teachers Strike

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2009

The teacher’s strike in Ottawa gets uglier by the day.

Prior to the board asking for a meeting, Union President Glenn Weatherford says  the board’s unwillingness to meet is “disrespectful to the community”.  Weatherford also says students are missing school because of the board not following the law, which he thinks is “appalling”.  Weatherford wants people to call the school board and demand they negotiate.

School Board President George Hupp meanwhile continues to say the teachers haven’t come up with a serious proposal yet.  Hupp says he can’t be at meetings that accomplish nothing, accusing teachers of dragging on meetings in hopes of the board getting tired and making a bad decision for the school and taxpayers.

The board and teachers haven’t met face to face since last Thursday.

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