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Parents for Teachers in Digby


DIGBY, N.S. – Parents showed up to greet teachers going into Digby schools on the first day of the government’s student lock out.

About two-dozen parents were at Digby Elementary before 8 a.m. Dec. 5 and then at Digby Regional High School before 9 p.m. to show their support for the people who teach their children.

Parents laid out a table with coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, Timbits, muffins and apples and a big sign “Parents For Teachers.”

About two-dozen parents were at Digby Elementary before 8 a.m. Dec. 5 and then at Digby Regional High School before 9 p.m. to show their support for the people who teach their children.

Parents laid out a table with coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, Timbits, muffins and apples and a big sign “Parents For Teachers.”

The parents applauded the teachers as they showed up for work at both schools and called out “Thanks for everything you do” and “We appreciate you”.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union announced Nov. 25 that teachers would begin work to rule job action today, Dec. 5. Work to rule would have included teachers arriving no earlier than 20 minutes before the start of the teaching day, taking a lunch break, and leaving no later than 20 minutes after the end of the teaching day.

Nova Scotia’s Education Minister Karen Casey announced on Dec. 3 that work to rule would endanger student safety and that the government would close all of Nova Scotia’s public schools to students on Dec. 5 and until further notice.

Teachers however are expected to report to school and sit in their empty classrooms.

The government had planned to introduce back to work legislation Dec. 5 but Liberal House Leader Michel Samson told reporters at the Nova Scotia Legislature that the government is talking with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union again this morning.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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