September 16, 2015 10:24 pm
Updated: September 17, 2015 1:20 pm

Châteauguay Valley teachers vote to strike

WATCH ABOVE: The Chateauguay Valley teachers' association with the New Frontiers School Board has voted to strike in protest of provincial budget cuts to education. Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.


HOWICK, QC – Two hundred and fifty teachers voted Wednesday night on whether or not to go on strike.

The Châteauguay Valley Teachers’ Association, part of the New Frontiers School Board, voted 86 per cent in favour of walking off the job.

Teachers are facing $360 million in cuts to the education system.

“If we don’t tell the government that their demands are ridiculous, every student and every class will be affected,” Union President Nick Ross told Global News.

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The strike vote means teachers will walk off the job on six different days starting at the end of October.

Parents will get one week’s notice to prepare for the strike days.

Teachers at the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board as well as the Lester B. Pearson School Board and the English Montreal School Board will hold their own strike votes on Sept. 21 and Sept. 24.

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