Schools set to close Wednesday as union stages another one-day strike

Catholic schools across Simcoe County and Muskoka will be closed Wednesday for a one-day strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF).
The job action will close elementary and secondary schools. High schools in the Simcoe County District School Board will also close, as will the board’s adult learning centres.
“At our board, OSSTF represents 750 educational assistants, designated early childhood educators, office and clerical and maintenance staff and we cannot ensure a safe learning environment with these employees on strike,” Catholic board director Brian Beal said in an email to parents.
“We continue to be hopeful that a settlement is reached prior to the commencement of this strike action and we are committed to communicating with our families as this situation evolves over the coming days.”
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