11/02/2015 08:41 EST | Updated 11/02/2016 01:12 EDT

Talks continue past deadline for Ontario elementary school teachers

TORONTO — Negotiations between the Ontario government and the province's elementary school teachers are continuing past a deadline this morning.

Premier Kathleen Wynne had set Nov. 1 as the deadline for the teachers to end their work-to-rule campaigns.

She warned that if they didn't, the government would authorize school boards to dock their pay after five days' notice.  

A spokeswoman for Education Minister Liz Sandals says bargaining is still underway, with an update expected later in the day.

The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is now the only teachers' union that hasn't reached an agreement. Its teachers have been working without a contract since last year.

The ETFO represents 78,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province.





The Canadian Press