Teacher Walkout Ruled Illegal
Friday January 11th, 2013
Posted at 5:28am
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The Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled that the political protest or walkout, scheduled to take place today by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario violates the Ontario Labour Relations Act.
The walkout has been called off but classes at the Greater Essex County District School Board remain cancelled for the day.
“We respect the OLRB’s decision and will comply fully with the ruling,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “We did not believe this to be an illegal strike based on past political protests directed at the government. We respect the provisions of the Ontario Labour Relations Act – something we have requested the minister and the government to do for almost a year.”