Mediator Calls Province and OECTA Back to the Bargaining Table

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It could be a positive sign for Catholic teachers in Ontario. 

According to the Ministry of Education, the mediator has called the province and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association back to the bargaining table.

Minister Stephen Lecce says he looks forward to the opportunity to negotiate to reach a settlement that keeps students in class and ends the union-led disruption that is affecting so many students across the province. 

According to the union, talks will resume on Monday February 3rd and as of now are scheduled for only one day.

But OECTA says a province-wide strike is still planned for Tuesday which will closed all catholic schools in Windsor-Essex.

The province and the union representing public elementary teachers are in contract talks for a third straight day

ETFO has warned of increased job action next week if a deal is not reached by Friday.