Teachers in Ontario are taking job action in an effort to negotiate back conditions that the Ford Conservative government cut by legislation.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has been on a work-to-rule campaign and is using an escalating series of rotating strikes. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation has withdrawn some services and has begun one-day walkouts. Ontario’s English Catholic Education Teachers (OECTA) are planning their second province-wide strike for February 4, 2020. The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) started the second phase of their work-to-rule campaign this week. CUPE education workers reached an agreement with the provincial government last October. However, even though CUPE negotiated funding for the restoration of jobs and services, they have seen little to no progress on implementation.