Ontario teachers’ union says increased class sizes could result in thousands of lost jobs, vows to fight the changes

The Ontario government’s plan to increase high-school class sizes will result in the loss of thousands of education positions, says the head of the secondary school teachers’ union which has vowed to fight the changes.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Harvey Bischof, the president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, said public high schools would lose 5,700 teaching positions over four years and 34,000 classes if the government goes ahead with its plans.

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