Parents across the province are making arrangements for childcare, as rotating one-day teacher walkouts will affect a number of school boards across the province.

The following school boards will be affected this week:

  • Monday, Dec. 16: Hamilton-Wentworth, James Bay, Rainbow and Rainy River district school boards
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17: Toronto, Peel, Durham, Greater Essex, Lambton-Kent, Waterloo, Grand Erie and Near North district school boards
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18: Halton, Algoma and Bluewater district school boards

The job walkouts are in protest of Bill 115 – recently passed legislation that permits the government to stop strikes, freeze wages and cut benefits.

Education Minister Laurel Broten said the government would permit the walkouts, as long as they don’t extend beyond one day.