The labour strife in the education sector really isn’t about raises for teachers, as the province claims, says a local union official with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA).

Chantal Rancourt, president of the OECTA elementary unit in Sudbury, joined almost 500 fellow local English Catholic teachers as they braved the cold Tuesday in picketing along three busy roadways in Greater Sudbury.

School was cancelled at English Catholic schools across the province, including the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, as teachers held a one-day strike Jan. 21.

Today, there are no classes for elementary students in the Rainbow District School Board, as teachers take part in a one day strike today.

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