The Ontario Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA),
representing 45,000 members, officially announced today (5th) that
the federation has received a non-mediation report
from the successful Ontario Department of Labor
and will be in a legal strike on the 21st of this month.
The Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Federation pointed out
in a recent press release that
although the union has not yet launched
any plans for industrial action,
the issuance of the above-mentioned non-mediation report
should have sounded another wake-up call for the
Ontario Progressive Conservative Party government.
On the grounds of lack of progress in contract negotiations,
the Ontario Catholic Teachers ’Federation applied to the
Ontario Department of Labor on Friday for a“non-mediation report ”,
meaning that the countdown to the labor outbreak has begun.
After 17 days, employers and employees may take action to strike or close.
Members of the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ Federation authorized
97.1% of the vote last month to authorize
union representatives to use strikes as a means of negotiation
to obtain better collective benefits for labor benefits.
In addition, nearly 60,000 middle school teachers and educators
in Ontario have ended a one-day strike on Wednesday (4th),
and hundreds of thousands of middle school students
in the province have returned to class today.