April 8, 2014 12:45 pm

Ontario entrenches system to negotiate teachers’ contracts

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TORONTO – Ontario is enshrining a system in law that’s been used to negotiate new contracts with the province’s teachers.

The government bill passed today with the support of the New Democrats.

The governing Liberals say it would ensure provincial trustees associations are represented at the main bargaining table, along with the government and unions.

They say it would also be unique in Canada because it would require that all three parties ratify any central agreement.

It should be in place before most of the existing agreements expire in August.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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