OSSTF/FEESO Pre-Budget Submission 2013
OSSTF/FEESO understands the impact that the economy has had on government revenues and also understands that government decisions, like corporate tax cuts, have contributed to the revenue shortfall. However, OSSTF/FEESO must state its absolute opposition to the imposed cuts made on collective agreements in the elementary and secondary sector. The government must look for opportunities in upcoming provincial budgets to offer fair outcomes to those arbitrary cuts. It is clear and undisputed that finances will be limited for the foreseeable future. The competition for the limited funding will be great. Again, however, it is also clear and undisputed that funding applied to education should be considered investment dollars. These investment dollars provide significant returns for Ontario’s economy, workforce, cultural and social structures.
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