ETFO Gauging Possibility of Strike

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The union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers is asking members to vote on a strike mandate.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will spend the next two months holding meetings and gauging the possibility of a general strike.

President Sam Hammond, says votes will take place over a series of mass meetings scheduled throughout September and October.

He says the meetings are meant to allow members to weigh in on what they see as priorities during the pending collective bargaining talks with the province.
   
Key demands are expected to include more supports for students with complex needs, class sizes and the protection of full-day kindergarten.

Contracts for teachers and education workers at publicly funded schools expired at the end of August.

 

— With files from The Canadian Press