ONTARIO REACHES DEAL WITH TEACHERS IN FRENCH-LANGUAGE PUBLIC SYSTEM

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the province has reached a deal with teachers in the French-language public system.

“I am pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative central agreement with the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO),”¬†Lecce said in a statement Thursday.

“This agreement ensures there will be no province-wide job actions or strikes in all elementary and secondary schools in the 12 publicly funded French-language school boards for the next three years.”

The news comes weeks after members of the AEFO voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike mandate.