Elementary teachers will launch next phase of job action after March break


We will find out what 'phase 7' strike action by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario looks like Monday.

The ETFO says while it has advised its members to continue pickets outside of their schools, they will announce further job action on Monday which will start Monday March 23rd.

That's right after the March Break.

“It’s key that the public understand what is really at stake for public education in these contract talks. We’re asking our members to arrange meetings with school trustees, address school councils and leaflet homes in their communities after hours to inform people of the issues,” added Union President Sam Hammond.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce tells CKTB it's time to strike a fair deal, and instead of ramping up job action, they should be bargaining.

Today, Niagara Catholic District School Boards were closed as OECTA held a province-wide walkout.