No chance of deals by the end of June — but also little chance of job action by then either, teacher unions say.
Contract talks between the province and teachers continue at a slow pace, and it is unlikely collective agreements will be reached by the end of the school year, says Barb Dobrowolski, president of the 45,000-member Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association.
But that doesn’t mean there will be any strike action by her members before the end of June, she added.
“I wouldn’t be sounding that alarm bell,” she said in an interview, even though she said there is “not a chance” of reaching an agreement before the summer.
Talks will drag into the next school year, she predicted.