Parents will have to scramble to find child care on Friday. Tens of thousands of elementary teachers and education workers in Ontario are set for a one-day protest Friday over the government's decision to impose new collective agreements. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario says all of its 76,000 members voted in favour of a political protest should the education minister force contracts on them. As a result, all Thames Valley elementary schools will be forced to close this Friday. ETFO president Sam Hammond says the government made a "deliberate and provocative'' choice to wipe out the democratic rights of educators rather than negotiate. But Education Minister Laurel Broten says the teachers aren't in a legal strike position and any strike action would be illegal. She wouldn't say what kind of penalties striking teachers may face, saying that's up to the Ontario Labour Relations Board.