Ontario’s elementary teachers are slamming tthe province for it’s approach at the bargaining table.
Talks between the province, school boards and the ETFO broke off again on Friday night after the province said a comprehensive deal was on the table for the teachers that mirrored deals accepted by Catholic and high school teachers.
Premier Kathleen Wynne insisted it was up to the union to say why it won’t accept an offer that was tentatively accepted by two other teachers’ unions.
Union president Sam Hammond is warning that a work-to-rule campaign will be expanded if there’s no deal in the next few days.
He says that the government and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association need to return to the bargaining table with ETFO.
Hammond also says that salaries are not the sticking point for teachers, but rather working conditions and student learning environment.