Ontario public high school teachers holding one day, province-wide strike Wednesday
After warning last week that they would hold a one-day, province-wide strike this week if a new agreement with the Ford government wasn’t reached, Ontario’s public high school teacher are following through on their word.
Just after midnight this morning, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) said that after “four consecutive days at the bargaining table, during which the government advanced not one proposal addressing major issues that affect the quality of education in Ontario, teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation began a one day, province-wide walkout at one minute after midnight this morning.”
The union tweeted that talks continued right up until midnight, before the strike commenced.
The OSSTF/FEESO negotiating team remained at the table until midnight, but an agreement has not been reached. #osstf #onted #onpoli #NoCutsToEducation #fairdealnow pic.twitter.com/dCn6nREuZs
— OSSTF Communications (@osstf) December 4, 2019
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However, the union said it “remains committed to the bargaining process” and will continue “to be prepared to engage in meaningful discussion about the issues that affect our students’ learning environments.”
More to come…