Rotating strikes by elementary school teachers continue
The rotating strikes by elementary school teachers continue on Tuesday, with teachers walking out in schools in Niagara and Keewatin-Patricia in northwestern Ontario.
On Thursday, York Region elementary students will have the day off while teachers there strike. That same day, high school students are planning a mass rally in front of Queen's Park. They agree with their teachers, that the province shouldn't have the power to take away their right to strike.
Sometime next week, its expected that Toronto schools will also be closed for a day for the same reason, although there hasn't been any official notice from the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. The union has been giving parents 72 hours notice beforehand.
Elementary teachers in Ottawa-Carleton, Lakehead in Thunder Bay and Hastings-Prince Edward will walk out on Wednesday.
Premier Dalton McGuinty said Monday that the teachers are striking over money, but their union maintains it is trying to roll back a new anti-strike law that gives Queen`s Park the power to impose a new collective agreement.
On Friday, teachers under the Upper Grand (Guelph area), Kawartha Pine Ridge and Simcoe County locals will walk off the job.