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.