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The union representing Ontario’s high school teachers has reached a tentative agreement with the province.

Education Minister Liz Sandals says in a statement that agreement has been reached on sick leave, maternity leave, retirement gratuity, unpaid days, and local bargaining.

Sandals says the details of the agreement will be shared with members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation over the coming days.

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She says full details will be released once the union’s approval process is complete, but until then a media blackout remains in place.

Sandals says the agreement in principle is consistent with the existing collective agreements, while reflecting the ministry’s fiscal situation.

The union agreed in late February to “suspend political action” — code for its withdrawal of extracurricular activities — sparked by the Liberals’ move to impose contracts that froze the wages of most teachers.

“I am pleased that through hard work and a…

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