2nd tentative agreement in jeopardy days before Nova Scotia teachers set to vote

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is scrambling to shore up support for a second tentative agreement as teachers signal they are unhappy with the deal and prepared to vote no.

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What to expect as the Nova Scotia teachers dispute hits the legislature

On Tuesday, the governing Liberals plan to start the work of imposing a contract on Nova Scotia's public school teachers through legislation.

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Nova Scotia teachers signal another ‘no’ vote for proposed contract

Nova Scotia teachers are signalling another rejected contract just days before they're set to vote on the latest tentative agreement between their union and the government.

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Why Teachers Unions Don't Want School Choice

Take the pledge for school choice! Can every child receive a good education? With school choice and competition, yes. The problem? Powerful teachers unions oppose school choice. But when teachers and parents understand why sc

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Motivational speaker Robbins' coal walk burns more than 30

DALLAS (AP) — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said. Five people were t

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Nova Scotia government has been “fair” to teachers: Stephen McNeil

Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil says his government has treated teachers fairly and that he values what teachers do.

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N.S. teachers agree to talk working conditions away from negotiating table

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union has agreed to talk about working conditions with the government while contract talks remain at a standstill.

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Stephen McNeil holding firm line on negotiations with teachers

Should teachers walk off the job on Dec. 5, Premier Stephen McNeil said the government is looking at options for day programs for children.

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Parents group throws support behind Nova Scotia teachers ahead of potential strike

A group of parents and grandparents is putting their support behind Nova Scotia's more than 9,000 teachers, as they look down the barrel of a potential strike or other job action.

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Early support for Nova Scotia teachers after strike mandate vote

All of the province's teachers 9,300 cast their vote, as well as many substitute teachers, Nova Scotia Teacher's Union President Liette Doucet told reporters Tuesday night.

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Nova Scotia Teachers Union remains in conciliation with government

Both parties met over the weekend and agreed to more talks in the future but no dates have been set. A spokesperson with the union said she expected any future talks to be held in the new year.

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How the Liberals will likely impose a contract on teachers this week

MLAs are returning to Province House this week to debate legislation to bring in a new contract for teachers. Here's how the week will likely play out.

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Why one Nova Scotia teacher voted ‘no’ to the contract, and what she says needs to change

Nova Scotia teachers have voted down a third tentative agreement, signaling to both the government and the union that they aren't happy with the contracts either side has agreed upon in the past year.

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When the first job is the last job

Ryan Pearce’s very first job was also his last. Pearce, 19, loved working with tools and was thrilled to land a gig in construction. Three weeks into the job, the Toronto resident was working in the basement of a house when it collapsed. By the time rescue

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Kent County chapter joins the Mi'kmaki Water Walk to protect the Shubenacadie River | The Council of Canadians

Chapter activist Ann Pohl in the Mi'kmaki Water Walk, May 21. The Council of Canadians Kent County chapter participated in Mi'kmaki Water Walk 2016 this past weekend. Kent County chapter activist Ann Pohl took part in the walk on May 21. As noted on their

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Clock to start on potential Nova Scotia teachers strike after report filed

Nova Scotia's education minister says a conciliator has filed a report in the contract dispute with the province's 9,000 unionized teachers.

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Teachers union, Nova Scotia government returning to contract talks today

The two sides have had no contract talks since teachers rejected a second tentative agreement in early October. Since then, teachers have given their union a 96 per cent strike mandate.

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