Ontario elementary teachers start strikes Monday

A poster hangs on a wall in a hallway at Sir John A. Macdonald School in Belleville, Ont. last...

A poster hangs on a wall in a hallway at Sir John A. Macdonald School in Belleville, Ont. last week. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is preparing to stage one-day strikes in protest of the Ontario government's controversial Bill 115. (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 5:25 PM ET

Elementary school teachers protesting provincial wage freezes will

start disrupting classes on Monday.

The first in a series of one-day rotating strikes will take place in Ontario’s north and the London area.

And while the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has not formally announced any job action for the Toronto area, media reports said that teachers will target school boards in York Region on Thursday.

A union spokesman Sunday refused comment on whether teachers will strike this week in York Region’s schools.

EFTO President Sam Hammond has promised to give parents 72

hours notice about any strike action.

That time frame gives parents advance warning in order to make arrangements

for their children.



Videos

Photos