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Ontario elementary teachers plan new strikes in two weeks if no deal is reached

Ontario elementary teachers plan new strikes in two weeks if no deal is reached

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Ontario’s elementary teachers’ union says if no deal is reached in the next two weeks they will start a new phase of strikes. Sam Hammond, president of ETFO says he has now put the province “on notice”.

Elementary teachers and education workers have been engaging in rotating strikes, but Hammond says over the next two weeks his members will be focusing on political pressure and mobilizing support from the public.

Starting Wednesday, ETFO teachers will picket outside their schools for at least 20 minutes a day once a week, send letters to their provincial representatives and the minister of education and encourage people they know who aren’t teachers to do the same.

The teachers are also ramping up their work-to-rule campaign on Wednesday by not covering a class for an absent colleague if a supply teacher can’t be found.

Today Catholic teachers are back at the bargaining table and rotating strikes have been suspended in the mean time.

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Source : Chantel Grillo Link