With four teachers unions in Ontario holding strikes on different days in different areas, it has left parents and students looking for a place to get a handle on where and when the next round of job action will take place.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), as well as the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) have all been working without a contract since Aug. 31.
The OSSTF has been holding a series of weekly one-day strikes since early December, while the other two unions hit the picket lines for the first time on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, respectively. AEFO held a provincewide walkout for the first time on Feb. 13.
Global News will use this page to help parents keep track of which school boards are affected by strikes across the province.
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
The ETFO kicked off a work-to-rule campaign in December which escalated on Jan. 20 to affect school trips and extra-curricular activities.
The first round of strikes hit Toronto, Ottawa, York Region and the Muskoka area on Jan. 20.
The ETFO announced on March 9 that strikes could resume on March 23 if no deal has been reached by that day.
Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)
OECTA started a work to rule campaign on Jan. 13 which included not participating in standardized testing, preparing report cards or participating in Ministry of Education initiatives.
The union’s 45,000 members walked off the job for the first time in more than 20 years on Jan. 21.
Since then, several one-day province-wide walkouts have been held.
The OECTA has not announced any further strike action.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF)
OSSTF has staged a series of rotating strikes and the union has also been on a work-to-rule campaign since November.
Members began a series of one-day strikes on Dec. 4, when they walked off the job across Ontario.
Since then, the board has held a multitude of other strikes which have rotated to different boards across the province.
On March 6, the OSSTF announced it would pause all walkouts until March 27.
Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO)
The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) announced Friday that it will hold its first walkout on Feb. 13.
The AEFO has 12,000 members in the French-language elementary and high school system and been operating in a work-to-rule campaign.
On Feb. 23, the AEFO announced that it will hold a province-wide strike on Feb. 27. The union decided to cancel the pending strike because of the potential for inclement weather.
On Feb. 28, AEFO announced it is planning a province-wide walkout on March 5.
On March 6, the AEFO announced it would pause all walkouts until March 27.
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