News More strike action by teachers next week SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Thursday, Jan. 16th, 2020 Pickets were set up at both Manitoulin Secondary and Espanola High yesterday, as well as Ecole Franco-ouest. Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP, Mike Mantha, also joined the teachers and education workers on the strike line. Photos by Rosalind Russell - myespanolanow.com/myalgomamanitoulinnow.com staff and Mike Mantha English Catholic teachers and education workers will follow in the footsteps of their French Catholic and English Public counterparts. Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association President, Liz Stuart, says members will be engaging in a one-day full withdrawal of services next Tuesday because she says they have been left little choice but to take the next legal steps in the bargaining process. In the wake of the announcement, the Huron SuperiorCatholic School Board also stated it will close its schools throughout the Algoma and Manitoulin districts next Wednesday. In November, OECTA members voted 97.1 percent in favour of taking strike action if necessary. Meanwhile, Education Minister, Stephen Lecce says the government will remain focused on improving public education and keeping students in the class. The key issues are increased class sizes, wages ande-learning.