Strike action by teachers and other education workers has closed all publicly-funded schools in Ontario today.  So your kids have another three-day weekend.

All four teachers’ unions are flexing their collective muscle in a solidarity move to put pressure on the Ford government to negotiate a new contract.

In Timmins, the major picket line is on Thériault Blvd., in the shadow of TH&VS, ECST and R. Ross Beattie Senior Public School.  It’s a high traffic, high visibility area.

English Catholic students in our region also get next Thursday off.  That’s when rotating strike action by the union affects the Northeastern Catholic District board.