Elementary, high school teachers to start work-to-rule campaigns Tuesday
TORONTO — Ontario's public elementary and high school teachers start work-to-rule campaigns Tuesday, as they say months of contract talks have produced little progress. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation say their members will start withdrawing some administrative services, such as putting comments on report cards, attending certain meetings and participating in standardized testing."Parents can expect to see absolutely nothing change in terms of the quality of their children's learning environment," said OSSTF president Harvey Bischof.
Teachers in Ontario ’s public elementary and high schools have started administrative work-to-rule campaigns to put pressure on the government at the bargaining table. They have stopped attending certain meetings and won’t take part in standardized testing or put comments on report cards.
Ontario ’s public elementary and high school teachers start work-to-rule campaigns Tuesday, as they say months of contract talks have produced little The government announced in the spring that it was increasing average high school class sizes from 22 to 28 over four years and requiring four online
TORONTO — Ontario's public high school teachers say they will hold a one-day strike next week as their ongoing labour dispute with the province continues to escalate.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation says it will hold a "provincewide full withdrawal of services" on Wednesday, Dec. 4, if a new deal isn't reached before then.
Public high school teachers started an administrative work-to-rule campaign on Tuesday that includes not putting comments on report cards, not participating in standardized testing, and not attending certain meetings.
The four major teachers' unions have all expressed frustration with what they say has been a lack of progress at the bargaining table with the province.
Elementary teachers also started an administrative work-to-rule campaign this week.
The Catholic teachers' union has talks scheduled Friday involving a conciliator, and French teachers will hold strike votes next month.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 28, 2019.
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Ontario's education minister fired back at a list of demands from the Ontario high school teachers union, calling for an end to 'the games that singularly hurt our kids.'In a statement released late Friday night, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) proposed that the government revert to class sizes of 22 students, eliminate e-learning courses and ensure Bill 124 will not impede free collective bargaining.