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Media blackout as Catholic teachers, province continue negotiations

Teachers from Catholic schools in Manotick and Richmond protested along Perth Street in Richmond Thursday.
Manotick Messenger photo by Jeff Morris

Teachers from St. Mark, St. Leonard, St. Philip and other area Ottawa Catholic School Board schools protested in Richmond Thurs., March 5, marching from the constituency office of Progressive Conservative MPP Goldie Ghamari, along Perth Street, to the Richmond Memorial community Centre. As of press time, teachers from all four publicly funded school boards are still without a contract.

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association Provincial Bargaining Team, representatives of the Government of Ontario, and representatives of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association met on March 4, 5, and 6, with the assistance of the Ministry of Labour-appointed mediator. Negotiations will resume on Monday.

The parties have agreed to a media blackout until further notice.