Nobody wants to give in to a bully. Indeed teachers teach students not to give in to bullies and teachers are expected to be role models and teach by example.
So the teachers, when the bully took away their collective bargaining rights with draconian legislation that took away their right to strike, used the only legal avenue they had to fight back against the bully and refused voluntary
First of all it is not a strike because it is not part of the collective bargaining process because with a government imposed contract, imposed under a draconian law whose constitutionality is under challenge, there is no collective bargaining process. Secondly the political protest is aimed at the government as policy maker and legislator, not as employer.
It is not illegal because political
Workers in Saskatchewan, and across Canada, won a significant legal victory on February 6, 2012. Justice Dennis Ball ruled that the right to strike is a protected freedom for all workers under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
He also found that the right to strike is protected by international law, and that governments are bound by international law when assessing the constitutionality of our laws under the Charter. Download Justice Ball’s decision here….As a result of these findings, he ruled that the Sask. Party government’s “essential services” legislation (also known as Bill 5), violates our fundamental
. . . → Read More: Larry Hubich’s Blog: Court Decision Upholds Working People’s Rights
“Rio Tinto and Caterpillar Electro Motive are newly minted Canadian corporate citizens who have locked their workers out to freeze and starve. These corporate muggers were allowed into Canada and encouraged in their anti Canadianism by the Harper Junta. It’s going to be a cold winter and a hot summer in Canada…”