High school teachers' union to discuss next steps
Ken Coran, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, leaves the Ontario Superior Court of Justice with fellow union leaders, as they announce a legal challenge to Bill 115, in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2013 5:07AM EST
TORONTO -- The union representing public high-school teachers is expected to talk today about its next moves in the labour dispute with the governing Liberals.
The government sparked outrage when it imposed new two-year contracts on about 126,000 teachers and education workers, which cut their benefits and froze most of their wages.
Some high school teachers have vowed not to resume extracurricular activities until the contracts are ripped up and the negotiations start fresh.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation president Ken Coran is meeting with the union's executive members to talk about what they should do next.
He has said that his members have already approved a day of protest.
Premier Dalton McGuinty has urged teachers to restore extracurriculars now that he's agreed to repeal an anti-strike law that allowed him to impose the contracts.