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TDSB among Ontario boards in high school teachers' strike March 5

Last Updated Feb 28, 2020 at 1:53 pm EDT

Protesters join a demonstration organized by the Teacher's Unions outside the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto, as four Teacher's Unions hold a province wide education strike, on Friday, February 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

High school teachers from the Toronto District School Board will be among several boards across Ontario to take part in a one-day strike on March 5.

This is part of the union’s ongoing campaign of rotating one-day strikes across the province.

Teachers from more than a dozen Ontario boards are off the job on Friday, as part of their union’s campaign of rotating one-day strikes.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation said the 16 boards include those in Hamilton-Wentworth and Ottawa-Carleton.

The union representing the province’s French-language teachers, meanwhile, is set to resume contract talks with the government on Friday.

The new round of negotiations comes a day after the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association announced a provincewide walkout for March 5, citing unsuccessful bargaining talks earlier in the week.

All four of the province’s major teachers’ unions have been in contract talks with the provincial government since September.

Last week, they engaged in a province-wide strike that saw 200,000 workers off the job — the first time since 1997 that educators from all the labour groups were on strike on the same day.