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July 27, 2015 |
n what was a positive meeting with Premier Wynne and the Education Minister, ETFO president identified what needs to happen for negotiations to proceed at the bargaining table.
| June 17, 2015
June 10, 2015 |
Ontario elementary public school teachers are providing report card marks to school boards. Parents need to ask why school boards may not be able to provide those marks to students at the end of this
June 1, 2015 |
"The legislation that was passed accomplishes nothing more than to inflame a situation that's already rife with animosity and distrust."
May 29, 2015 |
"We emphatically maintain that these strikes have always been about local issues and our members in Durham, Rainbow and Peel will be back on the picket lines on June 10."

Ordered back to work, Ontario teachers say this labour dispute isn't over

Photo: Flickr/Emory Maiden

Teachers in Durham, Peel, and Sudbury's Rainbow school districts have been on strike for over three weeks. Yesterday, almost 70,000 high-school students went back to class, following a decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).

While classes have resumed in the three striking school districts, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) says it won't be business as usual in Ontario high schools.

On Tuesday, just as the provincial government started the process of instituting back-to-work legislation, the OLRB rendered its decision, ruling that the three local strikes were, in fact, illegal.

Classes started up again on Wednesday.



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May 27, 2015 |
The sweeping back-to-work legislation imposed by the government on secondary school teachers in Ontario region is a blatant infringement of teachers' constitutionally protected right to strike.
May 11, 2015 |
In their rush to manage new expectations put on our schools, school boards have opted for convenient, expedient solutions rather than ones that put students first or that respect their teachers.

Stand with elementary and secondary teachers in Ontario

The members of Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), teachers and occasional teachers, will be taking province-wide strike action as of Monday, May 11, 2015. Right now, in Ontario Durham public secondary school teachers have been on strike.


As of today, May 7th, the secondary school teachers in Durham region, Peel region and the Rainbow District School Board in Sudbury are on strike.  Durham region secondary teachers go back into negotiations on May 8th, Friday.


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