Latest One-Day Strike Does Not Affect Simcoe or Muskoka Schools

OSSTF Going on One-Day Strike At Select School Boards

One of the province’s secondary school teachers’ unions is going on another one-day strike, but this one will not affect schools within Simcoe or Muskoka.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation announced today another one-day job action coming up on Wednesday, December 18, amid tense ongoing negotiations with the Province. As was the case with the previous one-day strike, only select school boards are affected. The Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board are not among the boards involved in this job action.

“Since our last bargaining date on Tuesday, December 3, we have seen no change in the Minister of Education’s agenda of increasing class sizes, forcing e-learning on our high school students, and continuing the funding cuts that take valuable support staff and services out of our schools,” said OSSTF/FEESO President Harvey Bischof.

“OSSTF union leadership have made clear that they will continue to take job action—which hurts students most—unless taxpayers accept their demand of $7 billion in enhancements to salaries, benefits, and other entitlements,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce.