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TOWHEY: Time for Ontario teachers to put skin in the game

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The Ford government is losing the PR war with Ontario teachers unions.

Ontario made a critical error in its negotiating strategy. An error most governments at every level in Canada regularly make.

It didn’t have to be this way. And, it doesn’t have to stay this way. There is a way out – for any government bold enough to take it.

Unions are just plain smarter

Unless Ontario changes its negotiating approach, it will continue to lose public support. The unions’ bargaining position will continue to grow stronger. Because the unions have been smarter.

In fact, they’ve been brilliant. By limiting their actions to a coordinated campaign of rotating work stoppages, it’s hard for government to legislate them back to work. Each individual union has done limited damage. So, what justifies breaching their right to........

© Edmonton Sun