NewsAll Ontario teachers on picket lines today SHARE ON: Bob McIntyre, staff Friday, Feb. 21st, 2020 Pickets as far as the eye can see. Members of all four Ontario teachers' unions are on strike today, picketing in Cochrane on Fifth St., in the area of the Commando Pavilion and Transfiguration Church. (Tim Rout, MyCochraneNow.com staff)Strike action by teachers and other education workers has closed all publicly-funded schools in Ontario today. So your kids have another three-day weekend.All four teachers’ unions are flexing their collective muscle in a solidarity move to put pressure on the Ford government to negotiate a new contract.In Cochrane, they’re picketing on Fifth Street, in the area of the Commando Pavilion and Transfiguration Church, one of highest traffic areas in town.English Catholic students in our region also get next Thursday off. That’s when rotating strike action by the union affects the Northeastern Catholic District board.