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Ottawa francophone daycare strike continues as members reject tentative agreement

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L'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens called for a strike for CAP local union 203 beginning on Nov. 7, demanding better working conditions and pay for education workers.
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Publication Date: 
11 Dec 2023


A month-long closure of four francophone daycare centres in Ottawa will continue after union members rejected a tentative agreement to end an education worker strike.

On Saturday, members represented by l'Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) rejected the tentative agreement by a vote of 57 per cent. The strike, which is entering its second month, has closed four francophone daycare centres and some services run by the Centre d'appui et de prevention (Le CAP).


Le Cap has previously said it was optimistic in the bargaining process and expressed its deep disappointment with the union's decision.


The union says it is seeking better pay and benefits for workers, who have been without a collective agreement since March 31, 2021.

“We will spare no effort to continue to demand a salary aligned with the cost of living and respectable social benefits," said Vinet-Roy. "We are reaching out to CAP to work with us to find a solution."