Ontario's four main teacher unions allege that the province's back-to-school plan violates their own occupational health and safety legislation.
The unions have requested a meeting with the Labor Minister and representatives to discuss the issue next Friday.
They argue that there is a lack of scientific consensus on important aspects of COVID-19 and, as such, the province is required to implement all reasonable measures to reduce the risks posed by the virus under the Ontario Occupational Safety and Health Act. .
They allege that the provincial plan does not provide adequate health and safety protections, such as smaller class sizes, measurable minimum standards for ventilation in schools, and mandatory masking for younger children.
The unions, the Association des enseignante...