NS judge says education students have been “thrown under the bus” by work-to-rule action

February 14, 2017

Education students looking to graduate from Nova Scotia universities are being “thrown under the bus” by a work-to-rule campaign being pursued by Nova Scotia's public school teachers, according to a provincial Supreme Court judge. Justice Jamie Campbell made these comments during a hearing last Friday after five NS universities launched an injunction against the Nova Scotia Teachers Union stating that the union should be forced to accept students into the classroom. In order to graduate with a bachelor of education in Nova Scotia, student teachers must complete a minimum of 15 weeks of practicum. Before the court can decide whether to grant the universities' request to compel the union to accept education students in their classes, the judge must reportedly decide whether the universities should have standing in the case. CBC (Judge) | CBC (Injunction)