Some teachers’ unions planning more strikes this week; some schools in Simcoe County and Muskoka will be impacted

French-language teachers hit the picket lines for the first time

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.