LCCVI teachers have joined the one-day strike by Ontario’s public high school teachers.
They’re walking the picket line this morning in shifts to back contract demands.
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation says they’re worried about the changes the Ford government is making in the classroom, including making students take e-learning courses and increasing class sizes.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce believes the strike is about wages – the province wants to limit any wage increase to one per cent. Last night Lecce called on the teachers to abandon the one-day strike.
This is from the Lambton-Kent District School Board:
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has confirmed its members will join their colleagues across the province in a legal strike, involving a one-day, full withdrawal of services, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
All Lambton Kent District School Board secondary schools or any programs currently under the supervision of an OSSTF member at a Board or affiliated location are CLOSED to secondary students on Wednesday, December 4 and will reopen to secondary students on Thursday, December 5.
All elementary schools will be OPEN to elementary students on Wednesday, December 4, including Grade 7-8 programs and alternative elementary school programs located within LKDSB secondary schools or other Board facilities. Elementary student transportation will run as scheduled on December 4.