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Canada Ontario elementary teachers will be in legal strike position as of Nov. 25

19:15  08 november  2019
19:15  08 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Ontario elementary teachers to start work-to-rule campaign Nov. 26

  Ontario elementary teachers to start work-to-rule campaign Nov. 26 TORONTO — Ontario's elementary teachers will start a work-to-rule campaign on Nov. 26 that they say will not affect students, but is just the first phase in potentially escalating job action. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario says their action will target ministry and school board administrative tasks. Members are being told not to complete Term 1 report cards, not to participate in any professional learning from their school board or the ministry outside of school hours, and not to do any online training by the ministry.

The union that represents Ontario ’s elementary school teachers said Friday evening it has received a “no board” report from the minister of labour. That puts the Elementary Teachers ’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in a legal strike position as of May 10.

Ontario ’s public high school teachers are expected to be in a legal position to strike or stage work disruptions around Nov . 18. Mid November will be crunch time. Unions representing public elementary and Catholic teachers are also conducting strike votes and expect to have results by then.

an office with a desk and chair in a room: The Elementary Teachers Federation of Toronto has received a no-board report issued by the Ministry of Labour. © Getty ImagesThe Elementary Teachers Federation of Toronto has received a no-board report issued by the Ministry of Labour.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Toronto has received a no-board report issued by the Ministry of Labour.

The document was provided Friday and it puts the union in a legal strike position as of Nov. 25, 2019.

In an email obtained by Global News sent to over 76,000 members the union said, "Receiving a 'no board' report doesn’t mean negotiations have ended.

READ MORE: Ontario elementary teachers closer to legal strike position with no-board report request

"The process of asking for a 'no board' report places heightened pressure on the government, Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and Council of Trustees’ Associations to focus on reaching an agreement."

'Teachers will continue to teach': Unions say elementary students won't be affected by work-to-rule

  'Teachers will continue to teach': Unions say elementary students won't be affected by work-to-rule 'Teachers will continue to teach': Unions say elementary students won't be affected by work-to-rule“Teachers will continue to teach. They are going to make sure the students are safe,” said Elizabeth Kettle, president of the Ottawa-Carleton branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). “There is going to be no effect for students or parents whatsoever.

The Elementary Teachers ’ Federation of Ontario says it received a 'no board' report today, which means teachers across the province are in a legal strike position The Ontario Secondary School Teachers ’ Federation has threatened to pull services from other school boards, including Peel, Halton

Public elementary teachers and education workers in Ontario have voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike , the union representing them “The results of those strike votes show that our members are overwhelmingly behind their central bargaining team and expect, absolutely expect, the government to

The statement to members also included information that no decisions have been made on job action.

"While ETFO may be in a legal position to take strike action on November 25, 2019, it becomes a strategic decision as to whether or not ETFO will take strike action on that date, or after that date," the statement read.

READ MORE: Ontario elementary school teachers vote 98 per cent in favour of strike action

In a news release issued moments after Global News broke the story, union president Sam Hammond said, “ETFO is fighting for investment, not cuts in education, but Doug Ford’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce isn’t listening.”

“Doug Ford and his Minister of Education Stephen Lecce have let everyone – parents, students and educators – down," Hammond added. "This government doesn’t seem to care about students with special needs, our youngest learners in kindergarten, larger elementary class sizes and fewer elementary teachers in schools.

On Monday, Lecce said, "I support a deal, not a strike. Our team remains unequivocal in our determination to land deals with our labour partners, as we have successfully completed with CUPE, to provide predictability and certainty to parents and educations while keeping Ontario’s kids in the classroom.”

High school teachers with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) have already received a no-board report and will be in a legal strike position as of Nov. 18.

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