Ontario’s four teachers’ unions have been without a contract since last August, and it appears they are nowhere closer to reaching a deal with the Ford government.
Barb Dobrowolski, President of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), tells CityNews that her union and the government have not even agreed on which key issues will be bargained at the main table yet.
“We’ve been meeting about three or four days per month which is a pretty slow pace, a little bit frustratingly slow,” she said. “It has been slow, especially if you compare what it was like in the previous round of bargaining. We’d like more dates; we’d like to make a little bit more progress.”