Revoke Bill 115 -- Put Students First
  • Petitioned Ontario Legislature

This petition was delivered to:

Ontario Legislature

Revoke Bill 115 -- Put Students First

    1. Petition by

      Joey DeCunha

      Lindsay, Canada

We the students of Ontario. strongly believe that the passing of Bill 115 and in particular its restraints on the ability of teachers to strike is morally wrong. A society where the ability to strike can be revoked based upon the agenda of the governing provincial party regardless of what those affected think, is reckless. Although the "Right to strike" is not a constitutional right, in our nation it is generally accepted as one of the tenets of a free and fair society with modern working conditions. Without the right to strike, workers unions become useless. We urge the Ontario legislature, the Ministry of Education and Education minister Laurel Broten to not forget what working conditions were like only a century ago and the role that unions and the right to protest played in our modern labor laws.

For these reasons and many others we strongly believe that Bill 115 should be revoked and will continue to exercise our right to strike as students on behalf of our teachers, until the provincial legislature modifies the "Putting Students First Act" so that the bill actually takes into account the opinion of students it claims to represent.

Repeal Bill 115 and allow teachers to negotiate their own contracts!

P.S: It is also particularly important that we ensure the rights of our teachers are restored so that the impromptu "Work to Rule" that has been occurring ends promptly. Students rely on extra curriculars for scholarships and to get into universities.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mustafa Ahmed BRAMPTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a student

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Karina Munsterhjelm WINDSOR, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am an 8th grade student, who believes that cutting teachers rights will not help the deficit! Liberal Ontario party, stop STEALING FROM MY FUTURE! I just want a classroom to learn in, ENOUGH TEXTBOOKS FOR EVERY STUDENT, not this garbage of 1 textbook per 2 students. You greedy thieves!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Jacob Mattinson BRANTFORD, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is important to me because I believe that if Canada is to be a free and fair country; that everyone should receive freedom and fairness. Also teachers give back a great deal to society so they deserve to be treated respectfully.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Jessica Ponton MILRON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I truly attend school for the extra curricular activities. Its what gets me through the day till the last bell of the day goes, when I go racing towards the back field. Taking away the teachers rights, leading to the rights of the students being drawn back. This is not fair, Thus there needs to be an end to all of it!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Kevin Whitfield WHITBY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Democracy is about the right of everyone to protest , to ensure that their message has been heard, and to bring about change and compromise so that fairness and justice have been seen to be done.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.