Minister of Education on OECTA One-Day Strike
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) announcement of escalation to a one-day, province-wide, walkout:
"Following five hours of a work-to-rule campaign, OECTA has decided to escalate to a one-day, province-wide strike, that negatively impacts their students.
For the last three decades, parents and students have experienced labour strife in education, regardless of the political stripe of the Government. While I am disappointed in the teacher unions' continued focus on escalation that hurts our students, our Government will remain focused on improving public education and keeping students in class."