September 30, 2015 9:57 am
Updated: September 30, 2015 7:05 pm

Quebec teachers demonstrate in downtown Montreal

WATCH ABOVE: Thousands of teachers gathered for a big protest at Victoria Square as part of pressure tactics over contract negotiations. Global's Felicia Parrillo reports.

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MONTREAL – Thousands of teachers gathered for a big protest at Victoria Square as part of pressure tactics over contract negotiations.

Over 34,000 teachers in 10 French school boards are on strike Wednesday.

READ MORE: Quebec teachers on strike: 4 things you need to know

Nearly 220 schools and 275,000 students will be affected.

In Montreal, all services are cancelled including classes, daycares, food services and buses.

There were demonstrations at schools all morning.

There are six strike days planned for English school board teachers starting after the federal election on Oct. 19.

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