September 22, 2021
Recent reports suggest that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents educational support, clerical staff, custodians, and bus drivers, may take job actions as early as next week.
The NBTF has expressed concern about the absence of a clear plan from Government regarding the expectations for teachers in the event of a job action. This has caused a great deal of stress and uncertainty.
Once again, Government has demonstrated its inability to provide any direction regarding the measures that will be put in place in schools to compensate for the lack of resources, as well as the various problems that may be caused.
This combined with the pandemic, has left teachers guessing as to what is expected of them, which may result in them having to adapt at the last minute.
Teachers recognize and support the importance of free collective bargaining.
The NBTF expects and requires a clear plan with specific information from Government to provide a safe and healthy environment for teachers and the students of New Brunswick.