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Patricia Minnan-Wong, a member of OECTA and the past president of the Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers, said the union is asking for a cost of living wage increase, but their main focus is on reversing cuts to education the province has made. Here's how they could impact your family, Why the Ford government isn't stopping teachers' strikes with back-to-work legislation just yet, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. An error has occurred while trying to update your details. 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That's less than the $60 million per day the government spends in teacher compensation. This list will be updated as new strike details are released: RELATED: Inside the escalating war over Ontario’s classrooms on The Big Story podcast. That union will also be conducting rotating strikes … Ont. Elementary school teachers hit the picket lines in the Toronto and Ottawa regions today as their union kicked off a week of rotating one-day strikes, shutting down schools in three boards. "We have not been in a place like this since 1997 and it's 2020, so this doesn't happen all the time," she said. Parents can apply for amounts from $25 to $60 per day for children under 12. The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 4 Oct 04, 2020, 4:00 AM Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul wins Green Party leadership race Oct 03, 2020, 7:56 PM Montreal shooting leaves two women dead; alleged killer wounded by police Oct 03, 2020, 3:47 PM .strikeshurtkids" said the ad, which Lecce shared on Twitter. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. "Our students deserve a government that invests in them and their future," she said. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera, {* backButton *} Get breaking news, weather and traffic stories in your inbox 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Opposition leader Andrea Horwath, who joined the teachers at the picket lines Tuesday, says the offer is a political ploy. "But I think parents have been pretty clear. They want their kid to have a quality education.". Teachers carrying signs gathered outside schools in the frigid weather this morning, at times joined by parents and other community members. homebuyers shocked after hot tub removed before closing, Hamilton, Ont. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Your existing password has not been changed. The union representing Catholic teachers is holding a one-day strike today, while the other two unions are engaged in rotating strikes. woman 'deeply regrets' taking payday loan with interest rate of 47 per cent, Ontario woman caught up in romance scam puts life savings into Bitcoin machine, Iconic Canadian train ride refusing refunds for passengers, Experts say kitchen fires in Canada increased during COVID-19 pandemic, McDonald's employee has tested positive for COVID-19 in Toronto, Toronto cellphone data shows why some neighbourhoods are hurt more by COVID-19, 'It was a real challenge': Burlington, Ont. Be the first to know! You have activated your account, please feel free to browse our exclusive contests, videos and content. Liz Stuart, president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), says there are some 45,000 teachers picketing around the province. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is holding a one-day strike at some boards on Tuesday, as is the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association. For more details and how to apply for the credit, click here. "I think the government is trying to basically buy parents' support with their own money," she said. {* createAccountButton *}, You may have created a profile with another. Joy Lachica, president of ETFO's Toronto local, told the television station CP24 the as was nothing more than government spin. TORONTO -- Elementary school teachers hit the picket lines in the Toronto and Ottawa regions today as their union kicked off a week of rotating one-day strikes, shutting down schools in … All rights reserved. The Ministry of Education has said more than 100,000 parents have signed up for that program, which could cost the government $48 million per day if teachers from all school boards were to strike. As the unions ramp up their labour action, the province has sought to strike back. The job action is in addition to another province-wide, one-day strikes planned by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario for Feb. 6. Picket lines will be set up at schools, the Toronto Catholic School Board office. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 20, 2020. lobster pound destroyed by fire, man in hospital with life-threatening injuries, Women's march rallies outside White House urging voters to reject Trump, Chief public health officer calls for continued 'collective effort' against COVID-19, Woodward calls Trump's COVID-19 response 'presidential negligence' on a scale 'never seen', Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states, Quebec breaks another record as over 1,200 people test positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours, 'I was just so amazed': Calgary boy discovers dinosaur. The government announced last week that it would compensate parents affected by the elementary teacher strikes. {* traditionalSignIn_signInButton *}, {* backButton *} Stuart said the government should focus on finding solutions at the bargaining table, instead. Pregnancy during a pandemic, what are the effects? "We would rather be at the table bargaining than out on these streets today," she said. TORONTO -- While parents of secondary school students won't get any funding, those with children with special needs up to age 21 will get $40 per day -- the same amount as parents whose kids are in kindergarten. Comments are welcome while open. All three unions, as well as the one representing teachers in the French system, say they are frustrated with a lack of progress in contract negotiations with the provincial government. 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1G9 © 2002-2020 Rogers Media.