She also said "there should be very little impact in schools", because of the work to rule. "Our members are getting impatient, and they are taking strike action because it seems to be the only way to get this government's attention".
The union says the actions will not affect the regular school days. Others said they backed the teachers.
Betty-Jo Raddin, first vice-president with the OSSTF Bluewater District 7 said members will begin information pickets across Grey-Bruce on Wednesday, when they will be held in communities with Bluewater high schools.
Sholdice said he opposes the provincial Conservative government's move to cut teachers and increase class sizes.
"My hope is ... that the unions will remind themselves that escalating and ultimately potentially strikes, that these types of moves actually significantly hurt children and I think most particularly special ed children, kids with exceptionality, who ought to be class", Lecce said.More news: The Weeknd Registers ‘Like Selena’ Song Title
"We will continue to provide tutoring and assistance for students to prepare, but we are not participating in anything that has to do with the administering or actual preparation or handling of materials for any of that", he said.
OSSTF adds they remain committed to negotiating a settlement that is good for students, good for education and good for the future of Ontario. Sam Hammond, president of the elementary teachers' federation, said the goal is to "turn up the heat" on the government. The recent passage of Bill 124, limiting any public sector wage increase to one percent annually, has definitely not improved the climate at the bargaining table.
The government has so far reached a deal with only one of the five major education unions.
"Throughout the central bargaining process, the Ford government has failed to address crucial issues that affect student learning and the quality of education in the province", the union stated in its release.
The teachers are forming the pickets before class, in the afternoons and after school in order to keep classes running.More news: Ariel Burdett, candidate for Wakefield X Factor, "found dead at home"
Wang compared the unions and government to family members who might disagree with each other but have a responsibility to work out their differences.
On Oct. 21, however, the government walked back that decision in an attempt to "be reasonable", dropping the mandatory online courses from four required credits to two and lowering the number of students per class from the previously announced 28 students to 25 students.
Even at two, such a requirement would be an anomaly in North America, where just a handful of US states either mandate or simply encourage students to take an e-learning course.
Both unions filed a "no board report" in early November, starting the clock for a 17 day cooling off period before they were in a legal strike position.More news: Amazon Alexa update makes it more ‘emotional’