York elementary teachers to hold one-day strike
Chris Fox, cp24.com
Published Sunday, December 9, 2012 10:54AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 9, 2012 2:18PM EST
Elementary school teachers in York Region will hold a one-day strike on Thursday as a wave of labour protests continues, CP24 has learned.
Members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario voted 92 per cent in favour of the action last week.
The demonstrations are being held to protest Bill 115, which freezes teacher wages and allows the provincial government to impose agreements should the school boards and union locals not be able to negotiate a satisfactory deal.
The union has previously said that it will provide 72 hours notice before each one-day strike.
Reached by phone Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the union could not confirm that teachers will walk off the job Thursday.
One-day strikes have already been announced for the Timmins and Stratford areas on Monday, parts of Northwestern Ontario and Niagara region on Tuesday and the Thunder Bay, Belleville and Ottawa areas on Wednesday.
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