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Canada Ontario's elementary teachers announce another one-day strike on Friday

01:01  20 january  2020
01:01  20 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Elementary teachers ramp up job action: no field trips, extra-curriculars

  Elementary teachers ramp up job action: no field trips, extra-curriculars Elementary teachers ramp up job action: no field trips, extra-curricularsTeachers won't be supervising extra-curricular activities outside regular school hours, participating in field trips, or participating in assemblies, except to supervise students.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers ’ Federation (OSSTF), the Elementary Teachers ’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers ’ Association (OECTA) are all scheduling one - day strikes alongside the withdrawal of services. OECTA has informed the government they will

OSSTF announces another 1 - day school strike on Jan. TORONTO — Ontario ' s public high school teachers say they will hold a one - day strike next week as their The Ontario Secondary School Teachers ' Federation says it will hold a "provincewide full withdrawal of services" on Wednesday, Dec.

a person holding a sign: The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association is set for a province-wide strike on Tuesday. It will be the union's first strike since 2003. © CBC The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association is set for a province-wide strike on Tuesday. It will be the union's first strike since 2003.

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's elementary teachers announced Sunday a fifth rotating one-day strike set for Friday, meaning walkouts will affect various school boards each day of the coming week.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario said the latest job action will happen at the Ontario North East and Bluewater school boards on Friday.

The strike is just the latest development in escalating tensions between the four major teachers' unions and the provincial government, who have been bargaining a new collective agreement since the beginning of September.

Ontario’s elementary teachers to hold 1-day strike, including Toronto, York and Ottawa

  Ontario’s elementary teachers to hold 1-day strike, including Toronto, York and Ottawa The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario has announced teachers in Toronto, York and Ottawa will "participate in a full withdrawal of services strike" on Monday.The boards include the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (DECEs), the York Region District School Board and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

TORONTO — Ontario ’ s English Catholic teachers will hold a one - day strike next week that will affect elementary and secondary schools, the union representing teachers in that system said Monday as talks with the province appeared to have stalled.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers ' Federation (OSSTF) said in a news release that on the same day , union members in other school boards will also hold information pickets in front of schools and at MPPs' offices. "The Minister of Education continues to peddle the false narrative that this dispute is

The elementary teachers are following in the footsteps of the secondary teachers' union, which has been holding rotating strikes since mid-December.

The first of the elementary teachers' strikes are set to take place on Monday at York Region, Toronto and Ottawa-Carleton boards. More schools will be suttered for strikes on Tuesday in Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone boards.

Teachers at Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards will strike on Wednesday and at Avon-Maitland, Halton, Niagara and Lakehead on Thursday.

ETFO President Sam Hammond has said the main issues in bargaining include classroom size, more resources for students with special needs, protection of their kindergarten program and fair compensation.

Ontario education minister announces funding for child care amid strikes

  Ontario education minister announces funding for child care amid strikes TORONTO — Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the government will give money to parents affected by rotating teachers' strikes, with compensation for child care ranging from $25 to $60 per day of missed school. Parents whose kids aren't yet enrolled in school but attend school-based child-care centres affected by the strikes will get the most money, while those whose children are in grades 1 through 7 will get the least. Parents of secondary school students won't get any funding, but those with children with special needs up to age 21 will get $40 per day.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers ' Federation (OSSTF) said the one - day walkout will take place on Dec. 11 and will affect nine school boards OSSTF has announced that its members will conduct another one - day walkout at a number of school boards, including the TDSB, on Wednesday

The Elementary Teachers ’ Federation of Ontario said Saturday that the one - day strike on Thursday will take place at the Avon-Maitland, Halton, Niagara and Lakehead school boards. Similar strikes have already been announced at the Toronto, York and Ottawa-Carleton school boards on Monday, and at

"(Education Minister Stephen) Lecce seems prepared to let his government's damaging cuts to public education proceed instead of taking a responsible approach at the bargaining table," said Hammond in a press release Sunday, adding that the government hasn't returned to the bargaining table since their last session on Dec. 19.

"We continue to urge the Minister to get back to the table to discuss the critical issues that parents and educators care about."

The Ministry of Education didn't issue a new statement on Sunday, but Lecce said Saturday that it was "unacceptable" for the union to ramp up job action.

Lecce has maintained that compensation is the main sticking point in contract talks.

Meanwhile, his ministry said more than 100,000 parents have signed up for their Support for Parents program, which compensates parents with children up to Grade 7 for some of the child-care costs incurred during strikes.

All four major teachers unions in Ontario are in the midst of job action.

But only the union representing Ontario's French school system has contract talks scheduled with the government.

On Friday, the president of the union for Ontario's secondary school teachers said their one-day strike on Tuesday will be the last during the high school exams period.

Ontario's English Catholic teachers also plan to hold one-day strikes on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2020.

Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

Ford says his patience with teachers' unions will only last for so long .
Ford says his patience with teachers' unions will only last for so long"We'll get (deals) done, but there's only so long my patience can last with the head of the unions," Ford said. "So stay tuned.

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