Education minister says deal reached with francophone teachers' union
Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten addresses a news conference in Toronto, Monday, April 9, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Colin Perkel)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:07AM EDT
TORONTO - Education Minister Laurel Broten says the province has reached another labour deal with francophone teachers.
The new agreement with AEFO, a union representing 10,000 francophone teachers, follows a deal reached with Ontario's English Catholic teachers.
But school boards and teachers must still reach local agreements.
The Toronto District Catholic School Board has accepted the deal, but some boards are reportedly pushing back.
Broten says the governing Liberals are still prepared to recall the legislature this month to impose contracts on teachers if deals aren't reached.
She says the deal with AEFO includes measures from the agreement reached with Catholic teachers, including three unpaid days off.