Secondary School Teachers in York and Niagara Reject Local Deals
High school teachers with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation in York and Niagara Region have rejected tentative agreements reached with their school boards.
The tentative deal in Niagara was announced on Nov. 19 and had been approved by Education Minister Laurel Broten ahead of the vote.
The York Region deal had been reached two days earlier and also had been approved by Broten.
It's unknown by what margin the deals were rejected.
By rejecting the offer, teachers are expected to continue with job actions which include no staff and department meetings, no parent-teacher conferences outside of school hours and not submitting student attendance records.
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