Public elementary school teachers have reached a tentative contract deal with the provincial government.
“I am pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative central agreement with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario,” Stephen Lecce said in a statement Tuesday.
“This agreement brings us one step closer to ensuring there will be no province-wide job actions or strikes in all English-language public schools for the next three years.”
When ratified, Tuesday’s agreement would apply to over 80,000 union members, including elementary and occasional teachers, according to the union. Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) had previously voted 95 per cent in favour of a strike, with union leadership saying it would help to put pressure on the government to reach a deal at the bargaining table.