Public high schools across Ontario closed Wednesday as teachers hold one-day strike

"The minister still wants to raise class sizes from the current 22.5 to 25 and he calls that an improvement. He still wants to go from the current zero e-learning courses to two and he calls that an improvement. Those aren’t improvements. Those are erosions of the quality of education."

High schools across Ontario were closed on Wednesday as the union representing public secondary school teachers holds a one-day strike.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) confirmed that the strike would go ahead as planned after the province and union failed to broker a deal by the midnight deadline.

The strike comes after the launch of a work-to-rule campaign that saw teachers refusing to put comments on report cards, not participating in standardized testing, and not taking part in unpaid staff meetings outside school hours.

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Written by Codi Wilson
December 4, 2019
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