Jan 27, 2020

By Christine Ross

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Public elementary school teachers in Toronto will hold back-to-back one-day strikes next week if a deal isn’t reached with the government by then. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation announcing that all 83,000 of its members will walk off the job February 6 as part of a province-wide strike. In addition, ETFO will continue to hold rotating one-day strikes in dozens of boards, including a walkout next Friday that will include Toronto and York boards.

photo: Toronto Star

Meantime the union that represents 55,000 education workers is accusing the Ford government of not holding up its end of the bargain…months after the two sides ratified a new contract.Canadian Union of Public Employees spokesperson Laura Walton says the December deadline to re-hire laid off workers has come and gone. The union says the government agreed to restore $78 million in funding to re-hire 1,300 staff across the province but that hasn’t happened. All four major teachers’ unions are engaged in some form of job action, from work-to-rule campaigns to rotating strikes.

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