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Teachers Threatening To Strike In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on September 11, 2009

As negotiations continue towards a new faculty contract at Ottawa High School, the faculty union has filed an intent to strike.

Teachers at Ottawa High also filed an intent to strike three years ago but agreed to a deal before actual going on strike. Teachers aren’t striking right now either.

The teachers union, school administrators and a federal mediator met for over seven hours last night but came away without a new contract. It was the second meeting with a mediator. Superintendent John Harrison says he thinks the sides are making progress but another meeting with the mediator could happen.

In the meantime, the high school board of education will have a special meeting Wednesday at 5 to talk about the contract negotiations. That meeting is closed to the public.

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