Catholic teachers in legal strike position December 21

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Ontario's Catholic teachers will be in a legal strike position on December 21st.

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association says it received a ``no board'' report today, which starts a 17-day countdown to a legal strike position.

The union requested the report on Friday, after a conciliator assisted with a day of contract talks with the government, and the union said there was little prospect for further progress.

OECTA president Liz Stuart says Catholic teachers don't have plans yet for strike action, but this should serve as a wake-up call for the government.

The development comes a day after public high school teachers staged a one-day strike.

They are back in class today, but are continuing with an administrative work-to-rule campaign and warn there could be more walkouts if the government doesn't change course in contract talks.