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OSSTF/FEESO takes action to address violence in schools

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Violence in and around schools has dominated many headlines over the past week. OSSTF/FEESO President Karen Littlewood has been interviewed by several media outlets, calling on the government to take this issue far more seriously and to take action to address the concerns of our Members, parents, and students.

President Littlewood, on behalf of the Federation, sent a letter to Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, and Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, outlining our asks of the government, including:

  • Take urgent steps to increase the number of qualified and trained professionals in schools,
  • Provide relevant training for staff in school buildings and on campuses
  • Work with OSSTF/FEESO and other education unions and stakeholders to develop a framework that includes short-term and long-term actions that address issues of violence in schools in all parts of Ontario.

OSSTF/FEESO has been advocating for improved safety in schools and on campuses across the province for years. Follow this link for our Violence in the Workplace resources.

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