Teachers and the premier

Premier Stephen McNeil says it’s time to act after three tentative agreements have been rejected by the province’s teachers. That’s why his government is imposing a contract through legislation, saying he has tried to approach the labour dispute with an open mind and an open heart.

McNeil’s comments to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce came after the Teachers union said it would stage a one day strike tomorrow to protest the legislation which it called unconstitutional.

There was another all night session at Province Houise last night as opposition parties try to delay the bill’s passage as long as possible…but in the end the Liberal majority will pass it.