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‘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...

CUPE MEMBERS HOLD SEPTEMBER STRIKE VOTES

With education sector collective agreements expired as of August 31, 2019, the union that represents over 55,000 education workers in Ontario’s public schools has asked its members for a strong mandate following some difficult bargaining...

OFL TRACKS CHRONOLOGY OF DESTRUCTION BY FORD GOVERNMENT

The Ontario Federation of Labour has added a feature to its website that tracks the actions of the Ford government. The “Ford tracker” lists everything the Tories have done since they took power last summer....

TEACHERS ARE “SO HAPPY” WITH EDUCATION CUTS: DOUG FORD

Premier Doug Ford says he has spoken with “hundreds of teachers over the last few weeks” who are “so happy” with the province’s education cutbacks. As dozens of educators looked on from the spectators’ gallery...

SCHOOL BOARD LAYOFFS: THE TOLL MOUNTS

Despite promises from the Ford government that no teachers would be laid off due to his cutbacks to education, local media outlets are reporting just that in communities across Ontario. The Upper Grand District School...

THOMPSON’S OWN SCHOOL BOARD WARNS CUTS THREATEN RURAL EDUCATION

The Ford government’s education cutbacks will shrink the number of teachers and threaten “even the core curriculum required to graduate” at smaller rural schools,” says the Bluewater District School Board, which is located in Education...

ONTARIO BUDGET DOES NOT MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS

Text of an ETFO news release dated April 11: Toronto, ON – The Ontario government’s 2019 budget for public education does not meet the needs of students and schools, according to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation...