Camps being offered in Guelph during teachers’ strike

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The Ontario government and the union that represents the province’s elementary teachers are back at the table on Wednesday. It’s unclear if contract talks will continue and strikes with multiple unions are continuing this week and next. Travis Dhanraj speaks with Education Minister Stephen Lecce – Jan 29, 2020

The City of Guelph is offering camps at the Guelph Sports Dome on Feb. 4 and Feb. 6 for families affected by striking teachers.

The camps, which cost $41.41, are for kids who are four to 12 years of age and includes games, crafts and songs.

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All public elementary schools and all Catholic schools in the Royal City will be closed on Feb. 4 if members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) hold a one-day strike.

The ETFO is also planning a province-wide strike on Feb. 6 as the union ramps up job action amid tense contract talks with the government.

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The third day of negotiations between the two sides was planned for Friday.

ETFO has said job action will increase to each board striking twice a week, starting next week, if no deal is reached.

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ETFO , Ontario government to resume contract talks – Jan 28, 2020

Camp registration can be done over the phone by calling 519-837-5699. The camp code for Feb. 4 is 235277 and the code for Feb. 6 is 235278.

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The city said parents will be refunded if the camp is cancelled.

Children should wear running shoes to the camp and bring peanut-free lunches and snacks.

More information can be found on the city’s website.

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