QUEEN’S PARK —
Ontario’s public highschool lecturers have begun preparations for a one-day province-wide strike, even because the negotiators work to carve out a brand new contract to avert the job motion.
Social media photos present educators creating “on strike for education” picket indicators, holding info periods for strike captains, and even baking cookies for front-line lecturers on the picket strains.
With hours left earlier than the strike deadline the union says the 2 sides are “still very apart” however either side appear to be keen to proceed bargaining till the 11:59 p.m. deadline.
“We’ll keep trying but so far given the government’s positions on things are not looking good,” Ontario Secondary College Lecturers’ Federation President Harvey Bischof instructed CTV Information Toronto Tuesday.
Bischof says the federal government will not be backing away from growing class sizes in Ontario excessive colleges to a median of 25 college students per instructor and introducing two obligatory e-learning programs subsequent September.
The Minister of Training countered immediately that the federal government has been cheap and the one occasion on the bargaining desk that has made concessions.
“For 204 consecutive days, the teachers unions have made no moves at the bargaining table,” Minister Stephen Lecce stated within the Legislature. “Every single entity at the table must be reasonable.”
If the 2 sides are unable to achieve a deal, lecturers in all provincial public excessive colleges will stroll off the job Wednesday morning, forcing colleges to close their doorways.
“All TDSB high schools will probably be closed to college students,” TDSB spokesperson Ryan Hen stated. “All non-striking staff would still have to show up to work.”