The union representing Ontario’s 10,000 French-language teachers says it has reached a tentative agreement with the province and school boards.
AEFO (Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens) president Carol Jolin says the union will hold off on work-to-rule action set to begin Friday pending ratification of the deal.
She says the terms of the agreement will remain confidential until the deal is ratified.
Education minister Liz Sandals says the deal is consistent with the government’s net-zero bargaining framework, meaning any salary increases are offset through the collective agreement.
It remains unclear when contract talks will resume between the province and the union representing elementary teachers.
The ETFO is now the only union left without a collective agreement and Union leader Sam Hammond has threatened to ramp up their work to rule action if a new deal isn’t reached.