Ontario Teachers Begin Strike Actions November 12

by OSSTF/FEESP

OSSTF Logo.en  Ontario Teachers Begin Strike Actions November 12After postponing sanctions for five days, Ken Coran, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation announced early this morning that discussions with the Provincial Government have ended without an agreement. OSSTF/FEESO made the offer to continue talks in an effort to reach an acceptable agreement. OSSTF/FEESO is open to further discussions at both the provincial and local levels; however, at this time, no further talks are scheduled. As a result, OSSTF/FEESO members in the following school boards will commence strike action as of November 12, 2012:

  • Bluewater District School Board (Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board (Early Childhood Educators, Educational Support Staff, Maintenance and Cleaners)
  • Durham District School Board (Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Greater Essex County District School Board (Educational Support Staff, Professional Student Services Personnel, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Halton District School Board (Office/Clerical/Technical, Professional Student Services Personnel, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Lakehead District School Board (Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Limestone District School Board (Teachers, Occasional Teachers and Professional Student Services Personnel)
  • Niagara District School Board (Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board  (Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants, Office/Clerical/Technical, Plant Support Staff, Teachers, Occasional Teachers and Professional Student Services Personnel)
  • Renfrew District School Board (Early Childhood Educators, Office Managers, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Superior Greenstone District School Board (Educational Support Staff, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board (Early Childhood Educators, Student Support Professionals and Student Services Personnel)
  • Toronto District School Board (Teachers)
  • Trillium Lakelands District School Board (Professional Student Services Personnel, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Upper Canada District School Board (Professional Student Services Personnel, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Upper Grand District School Board (Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators, Office/Clerical/Technical, Professional Student Services Personnel, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Waterloo Region District School Board (Educational Support Staff, Professional Student Services Personnel, Supervision Monitors/Cafeteria Assistants, Teachers and Occasional Teachers)
  • Wellington Catholic District School Board (Early Childhood Educators, Educational Support Staff, Office/Clerical/Technical, Professional Student Services Personnel)

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

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