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Teacher protest Friday may close public elementary schools in Ont. 0

Kate Dubinski

By Kate Dubinski, The London Free Press

ETFO President Sam Hammond.  (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

ETFO President Sam Hammond. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

Ontario elementary teachers will hold a one-day walkout Friday that could close the province's public elementary schools.

In December, members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario voted 92% in favour of a one-day political protest should the government impose contracts on its members.

Education Minister Laurel Broten used her powers under Bill 115 to impose the contracts, which freeze wages, cut sick days and eliminate the perk that allowed teachers to cash out unused sick days when they retire.

Ottawa Sun

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