Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario president Sam Hammond says they
will cease rotating strikes and take no further action if education minister doesn’t impose a new contract under Bill 115.

Hammond says protests will increase if the government does impose contracts.

Education Minister Laurel Broten has not said if she would move to impose deals on Jan. 1, just that she has the option to do it.

The teachers staged a series of one-day rotating strikes across the province over the last two weeks.

Hammond calls the legislation dangerous and says it infringes on their right to collective bargaining.

He says Premier Dalton McGuinty is wrong to say the fight is all about pay, adding the union is willing to accept a two-year wage freeze.