Teachers in Ontario’s public elementary and high schools won’t be performing some administrative work starting Nov. 26 as part of work-to-rule campaigns.
They say months of contract talks with the government have produced little progress.
The tasks the teachers will stop performing include putting comments on report cards, attending certain meetings and participating in standardized testing.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation president Harvey Bischof says nothing will affect the quality of the students’ learning environment.
The union has talks scheduled with the province on Wednesday and Thursday, and Mr. Bischof says escalating the strike after that point is possible.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the government has been reasonable in contract talks, scaling back increases to class sizes and mandatory e-learning requirements.
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