Teachers Drop the Chalk and Walk – One Day Strike Set

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Superior-Greenstone District School Board, as well as some schools in Marathon, Manitoywadege, Dubreuville, and Longlac, are on board with a single-day strike action on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

The strike, which is centred around stalled talks with the Ford government, is meant to push talks forward without overly disrupting children’s education.

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Although no schools in Thunder Bay are impacted, here is a list of school boards targeted by the one-day strike.

  • Algoma District School Board
  • Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Avon Maitland District School Board
  • Peel District School Board
  • District School Board of Niagara
  • Limestone District School Board
  • Renfrew County District School Board
  • Superior-Greenstone District School Board

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario at the following
worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École publique Écho-des-Rapides (Sault Ste-Marie)
  • École publique l’Escalade (Wawa)
  • École publique d’Elliot Lake (Elliot Lake)
  • École secondaire Villa Française des Jeunes (Elliot Lake)
  • École secondaire d’Orée des Bois (Dubreuilville)
  • École publique Franco-Manitou (Manitouwadge)
  • École secondaire Château-Jeunesse (Longlac)
  • École secondaire Cité-Supérieure (Marathon)

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario at the following
worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

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  • École Saint-Joseph Blind River
  • École Sacré-Cœur (Chapleau)
  • École St-Joseph (Dubreuilville)
  • École Georges Vanier (Elliot Lake)
  • École Saint Nom de Jésus (Hornepayne)
  • École Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
  • École Sainte-Anne (Spanish)
  • École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)
  • École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River)
  • École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau)
  • École secondaire Notre-Dame-du-Sault (Sault Ste-Marie)
  • École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa)

Those members employed by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir at the following
worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École élémentaire catholique Immaculée-Conception
  • École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier
  • École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Jeunesse (Niagara Falls)
  • École élémentaire catholique du Sacré-Cœur (Welland)
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Antoine
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (St.Catharine)
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assise
  • Garderie Coccinelles Zélées
  • École secondaire catholique Sainte-Famille
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-Bosco
  • École élémentaire catholique Ange-Gabriel
  • École élémentaire catholique René-Lamoureux
  • École élémentaire cath

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire Viamonde at the following worksites will be engaged in the full
withdrawal of services:

  • École secondaire Franco-Niagara
  • École élémentaire Nouvel Horizon
  • École élémentaire LaMarsh
  • École élémentaire L’Héritage
  • École élémentaire Louise-Charron
  • École élémentaire L’Envolée
  • École secondaire de Lamothe Cadillac
  • École élémentaire Le Flambeau
  • École secondaire Jeunes sans frontières
  • École élémentaire Carrefour des jeunes
  • Centre de Formation
  • Bureau administratif de Welland

All members employed by the Conseil scolaire des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario at the following
worksites will be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • École élémentaire publique Madeleine-de-Roybon (Kingston)
  • École élémentaire et secondaire publique L’Équinoxe (Pembroke)
  • École secondaire publique Mille-Îles (Kingston)

All members employed by the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est at the following worksites will
be engaged in the full withdrawal of services:

  • Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie – Pavillon élémentaire
  • Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie – Pavillon secondaire
  • École élémentaire catholique Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin
  • École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier

On Wednesday, January 8, teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) in certain school boards (see fact sheet) will take part in another one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario.

On the same day, OSSTF/FEESO members in other school boards will hold information pickets in front of schools, at MPPs’ offices, and in other locations throughout the entire province.

A limited withdrawal of services, which began on November 26, 2019, will continue province-wide.

“After more than eight months of negotiations, the Minister of Education is still committed to the Doug Ford agenda of larger class sizes, mandatory e-learning, and the ongoing erosion of crucial supports and services our most vulnerable students rely on for an equitable chance to succeed,” said OSSTF/FEESO President Harvey Bischof.

“Our job action next Wednesday will affect some school boards for one day, but the Ford government’s policies, if we are not able to reverse them, will continue to create chaos in the education system for years to come. Ontario students deserve better, and that is exactly what we’re fighting for,” Bischof said.

“As a new year begins, we hope the Ford government and the Minister of Education will finally be prepared to do the right thing and negotiate a deal that is good for students, good for teachers and education workers, and good for the future economy of Ontario,” concluded Bischof.

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Source: OSSTF

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7 Replies to “Teachers Drop the Chalk and Walk – One Day Strike Set”

  1. They are only doing this because that carpet muncher isn’t the premier anymore and they hate conservative’s! Do what Ronald Reagan did like he did the pilots…FIRE THEM ALL! They think they can get better? Go find it!

    1. I agree with Michael… students are failing, curriculum’s are filled with nonsense and ideology instead of academics. Student loans are being given to students for degree’s and programs that are guaranteed to not produce a career. Ontario’s educational system is a joke and teachers (not all but most) are taking advantage of the system at the expensive of the children and young adults attending. Start paying them based on the success rates of their students, that might change their attitudes…. or fire them and start fresh.

  2. Teachers should be considered like other essential service and not allowed to strike. For the number of hours they actually work they are very well paid as it is and in fact many of them make more than some other essential service workers. I just can not find any sympathy for any of those of who are supposed be role models and yet have no compunction to hold others as hostages economically. Ruining a student’s school year just to meet the demands of some greedy individuals does not seem very professional.

  3. They can drop as much as they want, their “dresses” , let them do want they want (on Wednesdays) but on these lands. They WONT control and divide us. PERIOD. Get rid of the Catholic Schools, it is not helping in ONTARIO for RECONCILIATION. Not a troll, just a real person.

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