Norm Rogers, long time OSSTF activist (Secondary Teachers’ Bargaining Unit), now retired and a member of the Occasional Teachers Bargaining Unit, recently proposed the idea of a Youtube video with someone delivering the speech that Ken Coran, Provincial OSSTF leader, should have made on the day that Bill 115 was passed. Here’s an extract:
The OSSTF believes that given this unwarranted and unconstitutional attack on our rights as workers, we have no choice but to pick up the gauntlet that has been thrown at our feet and declare that we are now in a state of war with Mr. McGuinty and the Liberal-Tory coalition. It will not be business as usual in the schools and I would expect that out of frustration most teachers across the province will once again withdraw from all school committees and cease volunteering for extra-curricular activities even without a union directive to do so. Should this course of action fail to bring the government to its senses a full scale walkout/political protest may be the only option.
For the full text (which we emphasize is only in draft form) open Coran speech
Norm would welcome comments and suggestions.