The new legislated contract is in place but there’ll be a new normal in the classroom that could take some time to sort out.
Teachers are obviously not happy with the way the government has handled this and the Teachers Union says it’ll be up to individual teachers just what extra volunteer work they do in schools when it comes to coaching sports teams or other extra curricular activities.
The Opposition parties also say the Liberals will pay a political and legal price.
Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie asked Premier McNeil yesterday whether his government is setting aside money in the budget to pay for the legal challenge the teachers will mount against the law. N-D-P Leader Gary Burrill says the only thing that can end the mistrust between the sides is an election that brings in a new government.