(AEFO Media Release) – After more than 34 days of bargaining, the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) has reached a tentative agreement with the government of Ontario and the Employer Bargaining Agency (EBA, i.e., the 12 French-language school boards) for the renewal of Franco-Ontarian Teachers’ collective bargaining agreements, expired since August 31, 2019. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until AEFO members ratify it. The date of the ratification vote will be announced shortly.
“Above all, AEFO wishes to thank its 12,000 members (teachers and occasional teachers),” said AEFO President Rémi Sabourin. “Their encouragement and solidarity supported our efforts throughout a particularly laborious round of negotiations. We also thank parents and those who joined the fight to safeguard the success of Franco-Ontarian students and the excellence of the public education system in Ontario.”
With a tentative agreement in place, all strike action is immediately suspended.
AEFO has about 12,000 members and represents French-language elementary and high school teachers in Ontario, from both Catholic and public school boards, as well as professional and support staff working in various French-language workplaces.