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Toronto Catholic elementary teachers reach deal with school board, end strike

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TCDSB says union representing elementary schools issued strike notice
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Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers (TECT) say they have reached a tentative agreement with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).

Members had taken part in work-to-rule strike action, which has now been suspended in light of the deal, the union said in a news release.

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“All work to rule sanctions will end immediately,” TCDSB’s director of education, Dr. Brendan Browne, and chair, Angela Kennedy, said in a statement sent to Global News.

“TCDSB appreciates the patience and support of our families, students and staff throughout this time and we look forward to a return to normal school operations.”

The union thanked teachers for their “support and advocacy” during negotiations.

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The deal must now be ratified by elementary teachers who have been without a contract since August 2019.

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