Elementary teachers in York Region will stage a one-day walkout on Thursday, MPP Frank Klees says.

Klees told CityNews he got official notice about the action on Sunday, though the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario wouldn’t confirm it.

The union is expected to announce the strike and reveal further details on Monday, when the first strikes by the province’s elementary teachers will take place.

Teachers in the Avon Maitland and Ontario North East school boards will taking part in a rolling strike Monday.

The next round of strikes will begin Tuesday involving teachers from the District School Board of Niagara and Keewatin-Patricia District School Board.

Meanwhile, reports indicate on Wednesday Hastings and Prince Edward, Ottawa-Carleton and Lakehead teachers will stage a one-day strike.

The walkouts are in protest of Bill 115, which gives the province the power to stop strikes and impose collective bargaining agreements on teachers.

The teachers’ union has agreed to a two-year wage freeze, but it argues it’s unfair to take away its members’ right to strike.

Education Minister Laurel Broten has said she must balance the rights of the children with teachers’ right to strike, and said she would not intervene as long as the strikes last for only one day.

She suggested that anything more could lead to legislative action.

—With files from CityNews.ca