Elementary teachers in Ontario plan to withdraw all voluntary extracurricular activities if there’s no agreement by Wednesday.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario says it’s a way of putting pressure on the Wynne government and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association to return to bargaining.
Education Minister Liz Sandals said Wednesday the government’s been available to bargain and ready to return to negotiations.
A spokesperson for the education minister says the government’s proposed dates for the two sides to resume negotiations next week and is awaiting ETFO’s response.
The elementary teachers have been staging a work-to-rule campaign, that includes no parent-teacher meetings and no class trips, but had warned they’d expand their job action if there was no progress in bargaining.
The government has reached deals with the other major teachers unions.