The longest picket line ever could be coming to Mississauga this Friday
Published February 19, 2020 at 3:22 am
With no end to the labour-negotiations in sight, the Ontario’s four teachers’ unions will be holding a massive, simultaneous walkout this Friday.
On February 12, the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) all announced they would be holding a province-wide, one-day walkout to protest the Ford government’s cuts to education.
This will be the first time since 1997 that all teachers and education workers from Ontario’s main education affiliates will be striking on the same day.
Almost 200,000 teachers and education workers across 72 school boards, which will affect nearly 5,000 schools across the province, will be picketing in protest of the government’s funding cuts to education.
According to the ETFO Peel’s Twitter account, teachers and education workers from Peel will be congregating on Hurontario Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for possibly the longest picket line the region has ever seen.
Approximately 20,000 teachers and education workers are expected to attend, as well as a large number of supporters from the community–and the Guinness Book of World Records has been notified as some believe it could be the longest picket line of all time.
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