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Quebec/Canadian-Media: A growing threat has emerged from the English teachers in western Quebec to walk off the job as early as the middle of next month after voting in favour of striking over a year of negotiations with the province for more investment recently failed.
Western Quebec Teachers Association. Image credit: Website
Members of the Western Quebec Teachers Association (WQTA) voted on Thursday evening, 95 percent in favour of a five-day strike mandate.
Heidi Yetman, president of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, which encompasses the WQTA said the major sticking points being salary and workload.
Other local unions across the province are also set to vote by the end of the month on whether to strike.