The Canadian Press

2015-05-24 | Ontario Teachers Strikes

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The union representing striking high-school teachers in three Ontario regions says talks with the provincial government and the school boards are at an impasse. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation announced last night that two days of talks with a new mediator have failed to make any progress. Canadian Press reporter Karen Rebot (REE'-boh) tells us the union plans to apply to the provincial labour ministry for conciliation -- another step before it could launch province-wide strike action. (Teachers have been on strike for five weeks in Durham region, four weeks in Sudbury's Rainbow district, and three in Peel Region, leaving more than 70-thousand students out of class.)

Date: 2015-05-24
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << at the heart of this dispute is a new two-tiered bargaining process in which big-ticket money items such as wages class size and prep time are hammered out at provincial Central table smaller non money issues are barking to locally strikes are allowed at either level but it's not clear whether teachers can strike locally over issues at the central table Ontario's labor board is set to rule this week on whether these local walkouts are legal >>