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CUPE EDUCATION WORKERS BEGIN WORK-TO-RULE CAMPAIGN

CUPE, which represents 55,000 custodians, clerical workers and early childhood educators working in Ontario’s public schools began a work-to-rule campaign on September 30th after last-minute mediation broke down over the weekend. The Minister of Education,...

CATHOLIC TEACHERS FILE COMPLAINT OVER CLASS SIZE CHANGES

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, claiming that the government has pre-empted bargaining discussions when it amended class size regulations in August 2019. The...

ETFO HOLDS CENTRAL STRIKE VOTES

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is holding strike votes at a series of meetings with its 83,000 members over September and October. ETFO President Sam Hammond said that “members will be asked to demonstrate...

‘WE’RE IN UNKNOWN TERRITORY’ SAYS ETFO NEAR NORTH PRESIDENT

ETFO Near North Teacher Local President Rob Hammond predicts challenging times ahead in Ontario after next month’s federal election. “We’re in unknown territory with the Conservative government. With the federal election almost underway we expect...