Talks break down between province, teachers after first day of renewed bargaining

"To claim that compensation is somehow the holdup, when in fact it’s quality of education and we had zero discussion about compensation today tells you that once again the minister is attempting to mislead the public."

Talks between the province and the union representing Ontario’s public high school teachers have broken down after just one day.

The two sides sat down Monday under a media blackout in an effort to negotiate a new contract to end a months-long labour dispute that has resulted in a series of single-day strikes by teachers.

Two days of bargaining were scheduled to take place Monday and Tuesday. However Education Minister Stephen Lecce’s office confirmed Monday evening that with little prospect of agreement, a mediator has cancelled talks for Tuesday.

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Written by Joshua Freeman
December 16, 2019
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