The union representing elementary teachers in Ontario has confirmed its members in Halton, Bluewater and Algoma will strike on Wednesday.

The one-day walkout will take place a day after ones in Toronto, Peel and Durham. Teachers in Hamilton will picket on Monday.

The union says the walkouts are in protest of a controversial law that allows the government to stop strikes, freeze wages and cut benefits.

It says it wants the government to repeal the law because it’s unconstitutional and violates their collective bargaining rights.

“To date, the education minister (Laurel Broten) has yet to do anything to assist local school boards in pursuing fair and respectful negotiations with our members,” said Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

“She can end the chaos she has created by repealing Bill 115 and letting local bargaining proceed without interference.”

Teachers from the Greater Essex, Near North, Grand Erie, Waterloo Region and Lambton-Kent boards will also be off the job on Tuesday.

Three school boards in northern Ontario will join Hamilton teachers on Monday.

If teachers don’t reach local deals with their school boards by Dec. 31, the province will impose one that will freeze the wages of most instructors and cut their benefits, such as the number of sick days they’re allowed to take each year.

—With files from The Canadian Press