The contract has expired. Talks aren't working. Too many chefs in the kitchen and it's a new recipe this time. The 1500 teachers and 500 Occasional Teachers in the Durham District School Board are ready to walk the line. They've assembled their placards and organized their shifts. We need to let them know they aren't alone. One way to do that is to join them on the picket line. That's a bit hard though when you work in Simcoe County. Your release officers will be joining them on Thursday but what can you do? Well, if you've ever been on strike or locked out (and unfortunately there's quite a few of us with that experience), you know it's the little things that make a big difference. I saw a tweet about and indiegogo campaign to make their days a little brighter. The funds will be used to buy pizza or coffee or tea or whatever the picketers need to keep walking. It's not a lot but I gave $25. Any little bit would help. I know if our turn comes, there will be people willing to help us. If interested, follow this link and thanks in advance!
The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe