Public school strikes expected in Simcoe County Tuesday and Thursday next week

ETFO continuing rotating job action province-wide and at select school boards

Two more days of strikes affecting students in public elementary schools across Simcoe County.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has announced its rotating strike schedule for the week of February 10th, with two days earmarked for job action in our region.

On Tuesday, February 11th, the ETFO will hold an all-members strike, withdrawing from service from all public elementary schools across the province. Then, on Thursday, February 13th, a limited one-day strike will take place at select school boards including the Simcoe County District School boards. This will not affect any public high school or catholic school board school.

“ETFO’s 83,000 public elementary school educators will be on the picket lines again next week in the hope that the Ford government and Education Minister Lecce will return to talks prepared to support public education,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond.