After two days of talks between OECTA and representatives of the government and trustees failing to reach a resolution, OECTA will be in legal strike position on August 17. OECTA members will begin Work to Rule action on their first day of paid work.
“We remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached before the majority of our members go back to school,” said OECTA President Ann Hawkins. “But we continue to take a stand against unfair conditions that would have a negative impact on teachers and classrooms.”
More than 6,000 people have voiced their support for teachers during the first three days of the Teachers Matter campaign. Further talks are scheduled for August 20, 21, 24 and 25.