April 10th, 2024

Nova Scotia teachers, students deserve more from Houston government

HALIFAX – NSNDP Education spokesperson Suzy Hansen made the following statement in support of teachers across Nova Scotia:

“Teachers are important and influential people in our children’s lives, and we support and champion the work they do across Nova Scotia.
The Houston government needs to show its support for teachers and respect this vital workforce.
Schools and educators are struggling. A recent survey of teachers found that 84 percent have considered quitting in the past five years.
Teachers are under increasing pressure and need more support. The government, as their employer, must come to the table with a deal that addresses the working and learning conditions in classrooms across the province.
We stand with teachers as they take this strike vote and continue to hope for a negotiated settlement at the bargaining table.”

Hansen will attend the “Our Kids Can’t Wait” rally in Sackville this afternoon.