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Ottawa, Nov 4 (Canadian-Media): Ontario’s public elementary schools teachers are moving toward a legal strike position, media reports said.
Amid tense contract talks today, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the government met with a conciliator .
The union says it is now requesting what is known as a no-board report, which can take a few days to be issued. Seventeen days after that happens, teachers would be in a legal strike position.
“We are left with no choice,” ETFO president Sam Hammond said Monday.
Hammond says the parties are set to meet again next week, and he hopes the government will get serious.
ETFO members voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action last week.