Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) trustee Judish Bishop just sent notice to families in Wards 1 and 2 to report that the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ordered elementary teachers not to participate in today's day of political action.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has issued the following statement to its members:
The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ruled that the Political Protest scheduled to take place on January 11, 2013 violates the Ontario Labour Relations Act (OLRA).
We will abide by the decision of the OLRB. We respect the provisions of the Act - something we have requested the Minister and government to do for almost a year.
In Hamilton, the HWDSB has said that schools will be open today.