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‘Suspended’: Teachers’ union cancels Feb. 27 strike day at Peel’s Catholic schools

OECTRA going back to bargaining table on Monday

Rotating strikes

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) have cancelled plans to withdraw services Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) on Thursday, Feb. 27 as they return to negotiations with the province. – Marta Marychuk/Torstar file

The Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board (DPCSB) has posted a notice on its website reporting that the strike day originally schedule to close board schools on Thursday, Feb. 27 has been “suspended.”

It notes the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTRA) has agreed to return to the bargaining table with the Province on Monday (Feb. 24), and as a result have called off the rotating strikes that had been planned for next week.

OECTA members have been taking administrative job action since Jan. 13. The association represents 45,000 teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded English Catholic schools, from kindergarten to Grade 12.

DPCSB advises parents to visit its site and follow its Twitter account, @DPCDSBSchools, for further details.

~ With files from Marta Marychuk

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