Catholic schools across the province are gearing up for a one-day strike on Tuesday, January 21st.

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Associated has notified all school boards that its members will take part in a one-day full withdrawal of services, affecting both English Catholic elementary and high schools across Ontario.

The St. Clair Catholic District School board issued a release, stating they “regret any disruption to student learning and inconvenience to families; however we acknowledge and respect the fact that sanctions are part of the legal collective bargaining process.  We are hopeful that a collective agreement, which is fair to all parties, can be negotiated at the provincial bargaining table.”

Meanwhile, public elementary teachers stepped up their work-to-rule campaign and are planning for rotating strikes starting next week, while public high school teachers are set to stage the latest in a series of one-day, rotating strikes on Wednesday. However, the local board isn’t affected by this round of strikes.