A strike by 55,000 education workers in Ontario has been averted. A deal was reached late Sunday, just hours before picket lines were set to go up.
WBFO Canada correspondent Dan Karpenchuk reports
Parents across Ontario are relieved. Many of them had been scrambling over the weekend to find alternate care for their children after school boards said schools would be closed if there was a strike.
Ontario’s education minister Stephen Lecce put a positive spin on the tentative deal.
“If we put students first, if we make them the very center of our focus in these negotiations, the government in conjunction with our union partners and trustees can land deals. And the mission for us was to keep kids in