/Secondary school teachers' union plans strike March 5

Secondary school teachers' union plans strike March 5

By Sue Tiffin 
Haliburton Highlands Secondary School and the Haliburton Adult and Alternate Education and Training Centre will be closed Thursday when teachers participate in a one-day strike, unless a deal is made between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation union and the provincial government before then. Selected school boards across the province will take part in the one-day, full withdrawal of services, while others will remain open with a limited withdrawal of services which has been in place since November. 
Rotating one-day strikes involving the county’s high school, alternate education centre, and elementary schools have taken place over the past several weeks. Issues identified by the OSSTF as important in their negotiations include class sizes, mandatory e-learning, and teacher compensation.
OSSTF/FEESO has more than 60,000 members across Ontario, and OSSTF District 15 includes public high school teachers, occasional teachers, and about two dozen professional support personnel including social workers, speech language pathologists, and psychometrists. 
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