Elementary teachers in strike position Nov. 25 after receiving ‘no board’ report


TORONTO — Ontario’s public elementary school teachers will be in a legal strike position on Nov. 25, after the union representing them received a so-called “no board report” from the Ministry of Labour.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says it received the report Friday morning, kicking off a 17-day countdown before teachers can legally walk off the job.

ETFO President Sam Hammond says the union will continue to focus on contract talks and attempt reach a deal with the province.

Last week, the union announced its members voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike, calling the result an overwhelming mandate for job action if necessary.

The union represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education workers.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 8, 2019.


The Canadian Press


    • umm no!
      As someone with two kids in elementary school, we need experienced teachers. Teachers deal with alot for their pay grade especially having children like my son with special needs in the classroom.
      Our teachers deserve to be paid extremely well for the important job they do and how well they do it! They deserve having appropriate resources in the classroom, smaller class numbers, access to ea support etc
      They deserve it and our children do to.

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