Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Extracurricular activities will cease in all Ontario public elementary schools this week, on top of two strike days, as labour action escalates following the breakdown of talks between the teachers’ union and the province. After three days of negotiations on a new contract, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the country’s largest education union with 83,000 members, did not reach a deal with Doug Ford’s government by its Friday deadline. With plans for two days of rotating strikes moving ahead, parents across the province are scrambling to find care for their children. At the same time, extracurriculars during the school day, such as volleyball practice and school club meetings, will also be cancelled in Ontario’s English public elementary schools.