The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that unless a tentative agreement is reached, members across the province will be taking administrative job action beginning Monday, January 13.
Liz Stuart, President of OECTA said, "We have been doing our part to negotiate an agreement, including meeting almost 40 times with the government and school board trustees. However, the Ford government has been disorganized and disrespectful throughout the process, and they continue to insist on an agreement that includes significant cuts."
In November, OECTA members voted 97.1 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary.
As part of this initial action, OECTA members will be refraining from activities such as preparing report cards, participating in EQAO-related activities, and attending or participating in Ministry of Education initiatives.
The action will continue until a tentative agreement is reached.
Further strike action, including a possible full withdrawal of services, could become necessary if the government refuses to change their positions.
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