Some relief for parents who have children that attend public elementary schools.
The union for the province’s public elementary teachers has called off rotating strikes for the next several weeks but held the threat of escalating job action.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario said today there will be no more rotating strikes through March 6.
Union boss Sam Hammond warned if there is no agreement ETFO will move to phase seven of the job action campaign on March 9.
While he did not pinpoint what that might be, Hammond said “everything is on the table,” including a full strike.
“We are putting the government on notice that if there is no agreement over the next two weeks elementary educators across Ontario will without hesitation initiate further strike actions,” he said. “I hope I don’t have to come back and talk about phase seven. I hope that we can get back to the table and actually get a deal.”
The latest part of the job action campaign will see teachers hold coordinated pickets outside of their schools for at least 20 minutes each week.