Teacher strikes could make it a bumpy week.

News 100 blueBy Staff

January 31st, 2020



Get ready for a bumpy week.

Teacher strikes at three different levels threaten confusion in households all over the city.

Teachers’ unions are planning a series of one-day strikes if an agreement is not reached by the following dates:

Feb. 3: Halton District School Board elementary schools
Feb. 4: All Halton Catholic District Schools
Feb. 6: Halton District School Board elementary schools

teachers picketingThere will be no school during these days; however, community rentals will not be impacted.

Picketing may occur.

The City is advising parents and users of pools and facilities at Haber Community Centre, Aldershot Pool and Centennial Pool as well as gym renters at all schools to arrive for their programs earlier to give extra time to find parking and enter the buildings as there may be delays from picketing.

All City facilities will remain open with regularly scheduled programming.

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2 comments to Teacher strikes could make it a bumpy week.

  • Harry

    They can protest as much as they want. But it’s not getting them nowhere. The teachers are only hurting themselves and the students. They will never win. They don’t have the power.

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  • Steve Holman

    We have healthcare, social services and education as the big portfolios vying for limited public dollars. We know healthcare needs more, and social services are increasingly frayed. When the teachers say no cuts to education, then what areas should we cut ? OR do they mean no cuts to any public spending? Any way you look at it, the message is we want status quo. If there was an innovative way to do more with less, would the unions agree to restructure themselves to accommodate? Or are these changes not discussable? It all comes down to managing suffering. We know the teachers and students are/ will suffer with increasing class sizes, we know medical patients suffer lying on gurneys in hospital corridors and we know the less fortunate suffer for lack of social service supports and accommodation. The big question is, who has to suffer the most, and which suffering is it most important to alleviate?