TORONTO — Ontario’s public elementary teachers are planning a provincewide strike on Feb. 6 and ramping up rotating strikes, with no signs of movement in contract talks.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has been staging rotating, one-day strikes at boards across the province this week and last week.

They say that if no deal is reached by the end of January, its job action will escalate to include more boards per day in rotating strikes next week.

On one of those days, Thursday, Feb. 6, the elementary teachers are also preparing for a strike across the province.

All four major teachers’ unions are engaged in some form of job action, from work-to-rule campaigns to rotating strikes.

They have been without contracts since Aug. 31, and issues include class size increases, mandatory e-learning and compensation.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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