OSSTF Postponing Teacher Strike Action
Some Ontario high school teachers will no longer be ramping up their job action on Wednesday.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation had instructed its members who are in a legal strike position to skip staff meetings and forgo standardized tests starting on Wednesday.
In a release issued late Tuesday night, OSSTF President Ken Coran said the union has been communicating with government representatives in ``interest of going forward and seeking resolutions to the challenges facing the education sector.''
The teachers group says it plans to meet with government officials on Wednesday to ``fast track to potential resolutions.''
As a result, the OSSTF now says it is delaying planned labour sanctions until just before midnight on Sunday.
OSSTF, which represents about 60,000 members, is among three unions which have been fuming over the new anti-strike law brought in by the cash-strapped Liberal government, which also cuts benefits and freezes the wages of senior teachers.
(The Canadian Press)