Talks resume today between Ontario government and Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Resumption of talks comes as strike action threatened for next week

A provincial mediator has called the provincial government and one of the teachers’ unions back to the bargaining table today.

They will be the first talks between Queen’s park and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) since mid-December.

The talks come with ETFO threatening several teacher walkouts next week if a deal is not reached by Friday.

City of Barrie again offering Day Camp options as teachers’ union job action continues

One-day walkouts are planned for Monday (February 3) at public elementary schools in the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes) and Wednesday (February 5) at the Simcoe County District School Board.

Back-to-back one-day strikes next week will impact Simcoe County public elementary students

In addition, ETFO has planned province-wide walkouts once-a-week – beginning February 6 – if a deal is not reached.

English Catholic teachers plan another province-wide one-day walkout for next Tuesday

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) says its members will not report to work next Tuesday, closing all Catholic elementary and high schools in the province.