Another week of teachers’ strike this week as the labour dispute between Ontario’s teachers and the Ford government drags on.
What’s new this week is teachers at French-language school boards will be walking the picket line for the first time, upping the ante after launching a work-to-rule campaign in mid-January.
This is how things are shaping up in Simcoe County and Muskoka:
Tuesday, Feb. 11
- Public elementary teachers province-wide will hold a one-day strike
- Catholic teachers will enhance their administrative job action; during the regular school day, OECTA members will only undertake their scheduled teaching and supervision duties, they will not accept additional tasks or assignments; parent-teacher interviews will go ahead if they have been scheduled; teachers will continue to participate in extra-curricular activities
Thursday, Feb 13
- Public elementary teachers in Simcoe County (Simcoe County District School Board), Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes (Trillium Lakelands District School Board) and York Region will take part in a one-day strike
- Public high school teachers in select regions will take part in a one-day rotating walkout; this action will not impact classes in Simcoe County or Muskoka
- Teachers at French-language school boards in Ontario will hold a one-day strike
The only negotiations taking place with the province involve teachers with the French-language system.