QuickList: A look at the state of job actions for Ontario’s teachers unions


TORONTO — All four major teachers’ unions in Ontario are currently taking job action. Here is a list of their planned strikes or work-to-rule campaigns.

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) — The union, which represents 83,000 teachers and educational workers in the public elementary system, said teachers will hold a walkout Monday affecting Toronto, York Region and Ottawa-Carleton school boards. The union has said this will be the first in a series of rotating strikes unless there is significant progress in contract talks. The union has been engaged in a work-to-rule campaign since November.

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) — Public high school teachers have been holding rotating walkouts across the province since Dec. 4. The union, which represents over 60,000 teachers and educational workers, plans to hold another job action on Tuesday that will close schools at nine boards including the Toronto District School Board. The union is also currently taking part in a work-to-rule campaign.

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) — The union representing 45,000 teachers from kindergarten to Grade 12 will hold a one-day strike Tuesday that will affect elementary and secondary schools in the Catholic school system. OECTA has been engaged in a work-to-rule campaign since Monday that includes not participating in standardized testing or Ministry of Education initiatives, or preparing report cards.

Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) — Representing 10,600 elementary and secondary teachers in Ontario’s French school system, AEFO will start what it calls Phase 1 of its job action on Thursday. The work-to-rule campaign will see members no longer completing some administrative duties. The union has not yet announced any walkouts that would close schools.


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