Ontario Secondary School Teachers in Thunder Bay vote 85% in favor of a strike

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THUNDER BAY – All four Bargaining Units of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) in District 6A, Thunder Bay, have voted 85% in favor of a strike mandate at a meeting held on September 20, 2012.

These members include Student Support Professionals in the local Catholic school board, as well as Teachers, Educational Assistants and Early Childhood Educators that work in the local public school board.

The situation in Ontario between the McGuinty Government and the teachers has been what can best be described as divided. The slow move toward a strike remains a possibility.

The contract between OSSTF/FEESO and the school board expired on August 31st, and taking of strike vote is a normal part of the legal process recognized by the Ontario Labour Relations Act.

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