May 04, 2015
By Jane Brown
There is no school today for 42,000 public high school students in Peel Region. Their teachers have walked off the job after negotiations to avert a strike failed.
Paul Elliot is the President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. He says the situation in bargaining with the Peel District School Board is unique.
“We’re close to a deal. We went very late last night, right up until midnight. But there’s local issues that the local people have not had a chance to deal with for a very long time and I think that’s a main stumbling block right now,” Elliot explained to reporters.
Ontario School Boards Association President Michael Barrett will offer his perspective as the first guest up on the New AM 740’s Goldhawk Fights Back, after today’s 11am News.
Public high school strikes continue in the Sudbury area and in Durham Region, where 24,000 students have been kept from class since April 20th.