The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation will start strike action at 20 boards in Ontario including the Waterloo Region District School Board.
The action includes not supervising students outside of class and not attending staff meetings.
Local OSSTF President, Rob Gascho says talks broke off early this morning.
He thinks a lot of his members will take part in the action. “Our membership voted 93 per cent in favour of taking these actions.”
The Waterloo Region District School Board tells 570 News it is monitoring the situation closely.
The sanctions were to begin last week, but were postponed for five days to give talks with the McGuinty government one last shot.
The OSSTF represents 60,000 members and is among three unions protesting the debt-ridden government’s new anti-strike law.
The law also cuts benefits, freezes the wages of most union members, and allows the province to impose its own agreement if it doesn’t like what the unions and school boards negotiate.
Unions are taking the government to court, arguing the law is unconstitutional and violates collective bargaining rights.
Local high school teachers part of strike action
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