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11/13/2015 04:00 EST | Updated 11/13/2016 00:12 EST

Results of voting on new deal for EFTO teachers to be known today

TORONTO — Ontario's 78,000 elementary school teachers will find out this morning if they have a new contract with the provincial government.

Voting ended at midnight on a tentative agreement reached Nov. 2.

Sam Hammond, the president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, sent out a tweet late Thursday night saying the voting results would be released at 9 a.m.

No details about the deal have been released, but Education Minister Liz Sandals has said the key elements such as salary, are similar to those in agreements previously reached with the province's English Catholic and public school teachers.

Those deals included raises of 1.5 per cent plus another one-per-cent bonus.

And, like those deals, Sandals has said those new agreements are net zero, meaning any salary increases are offset by savings elsewhere.

ETFO's members began job action in May, escalating their work-to-rule campaign near the beginning of the school year and again last month when they withdrew from extracurricular activities.

They have been without a contract since Aug. 31, 2014.

The Canadian Press