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Teachers march outside Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School in Toronto on Jan. 20, 2020.

Fred Lum

The union representing Ontario’s public elementary teachers is holding another one-day strike today to ramp up pressure on the government during tense contract talks.

The latest Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario job action is at the Avon Maitland, Halton, Niagara, and Lakehead school boards.

The union also says that on Tuesday its members will strike at the Kawartha Pine Ridge, Hastings-Prince Edward and Upper Grand school boards as well as Moosonee and Moose Factory Island school authorities.

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The daily walkouts are part of escalating tensions between the province and its four major teachers’ unions, which have been without contracts since August.

The elementary teachers are following in the footsteps of the secondary school teachers’ union, which has been holding rotating strikes since mid-December.

ETFO President Sam Hammond has said the main issues in bargaining include classroom size, resources for students with special needs, and protection of full-day kindergarten.

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