Durham teachers’ strike seen as start of wave of labour unrest

Durham public high school teachers will hit the picket lines on Monday in a protest widely seen as the start of a wave of teacher unrest across the province, with six more boards targeted in the coming weeks and other unions growing increasingly frustrated at the bargaining table.

“There’s an intensity of emotions with regards to the issues . . . and there’s a definite philosophical divide that could very well prolong this action,” said Michael Barrett, president of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and also chair of the Durham District School Board.


Get ready to pay, as Wynne will cave. I have little empathy for the parents as many likely voted for Wynne.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …that’s how the Lieberals get the Unions to run the nasty negative smear campaigns against the opposition….so’s they themselves don’t appear as dicks…

    • The parents want their kids back at school at any cost – so long as someone else pays for it.

      I have no sympathy for either side as it will play out like all the others, the teachers will get their raise.

  • William Guillaume

    Teachers strike more than they work

  • David Murrell

    According to Elections Canada records, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Association donated $6,500 to the provincial Liberal party in 2014, and this doesn’t include donations during the election.