Peel public school board teachers could strike Monday
Sean Davidson, CTV Toronto
Published Sunday, May 3, 2015 3:15AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:48PM EDT
Public high school teachers in Peel Region could be on strike Monday, if an agreement is not reached between the local board and the teachers union.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and the local board have met throughout the weekend, but there was no word on whether any progress was made.
Officials on both sides of the negotiation table tell parents to monitor social media for updates throughout the afternoon.
In the event of a strike, all regular activities will be cancelled, including:
- All regular instructional programs for grade 9 to 12 students are cancelled
- Extracurricular activities, field trips and school events are cancelled
- Buses for secondary students will not operate. Buses will continue their routes for elementary students only
Peel District School Board is advising students to also check their website for strike updates.
Public high school teachers in Durham Region have been on strike since April 20, after the union and school board could not reach an agreement. More than 21,000 students are affected by the ongoing job action.
Full-time and occasional high school teachers with the Rainbow District School Board in Northern Ontario also hit the picket lines on April 27.