Ontario’s elementary lecturers begin every week of rotating one-day strikes as we speak, shutting down colleges in three boards.
The Elementary Academics’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) is holding its first strikes as we speak within the Toronto, York Area and Ottawa-Carleton college boards. Some 170,000 college students in Toronto alone will probably be affected by the job motion.
Academics carrying indicators gathered outdoors colleges within the frigid climate this morning, at occasions joined by mother and father and different group members. The strikes will hit completely different boards every day this week as tensions escalate between the union and the Progressive Conservative authorities.
This morning, ETFO President Sam Hammond stated that the group has had no “significant” progress in talks with the Progressive Conservative authorities since negotiations started in August. The 2 sides final met on Dec. 19, and new dates for continued discussions have been publicly launched.
Full-day kindergarten, help for college kids with particular training wants and hiring practices for infrequent lecturers have been notably contentious points between ETFO and the province, Hammond stated, in addition to a rate-of-inflation wage enhance for lecturers and training help employees.
Premier Doug Ford and Schooling Minister Stephen Lecce have stated compensation is the first sticking level. Final November, the PCs handed a invoice that caps public sector yearly wage will increase at one per cent for the following three years. A number of unions have launched authorized…