French teachers strike hinges on today’s talks

Toronto: A meeting between the striking French teachers union (AEFO), the Labour Ministry mediator and the Ontario government and French boards representatives, has been called for today (Wednesday), reports said.

“We look forward to the opportunity to negotiate to reach a settlement that keeps students in class and ends the union-led disruption that is affecting so many students across the province, said Stephen Lecce, provincial Minister of Education, in response to return to mediation with AEFO.

“Parents expect all parties to meet at the negotiating table and have meaningful, student-centric discussions. We continue to ask the unions to come to the table with realistic proposals that prioritize student success. Enough is enough. Students should be in class,” he added.

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), have both announced walk-outs on Thursday, February 13.

AEFO has 12,000 members and OSSTF some 60,000.

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