Minister of Education on Mediator Adjourning Talks with OECTA
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the mediator's decision to adjourn talks with Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA):
"Union-led escalation to a partial withdrawal of services, including targeting EQAO testing and report cards, hurts our children the most.
Parents are justifiably frustrated that teacher unions escalate every few years. That is why we are calling on the union to cease from escalating, and focus on reaching a deal that provides stability for our students."