December 5, 2016 11:52 am
Updated: December 5, 2016 3:34 pm

Nova Scotia teachers express frustration with #ReadyToTeach hashtag on Twitter

Nova Scotia teachers are expressing their frustration at the government closing the province's schools by taking to Twitter using the hashtag #ReadyToTeach.

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Teachers across Nova Scotia are in school Monday – but their classrooms are empty as the government has closed schools to students amidst an ongoing labour dispute with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

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Education Minister Karen Casey announced Saturday that all schools would be closed to students Monday, citing safety concerns during the NSTU work-to-rule job action planned for this week.

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Taking to Twitter, teachers expressed their frustration with the government, and their desire to be teaching students, using the hashtag #ReadyToTeach, attaching photos of empty classrooms, art rooms and gymnasiums.

Here are some of their tweets:

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