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ONTARIO EDUCATION UNIONS CONDEMN PASSAGE OF BILL 124

Four Ontario unions, representing teachers and education workers across Ontario’s publicly-funded education system, strongly condemn the passage of Bill 124 by the Doug Ford government today. The Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the...

ETFO PRESIDENT SAM HAMMOND ON “NO BOARD” REPORT REQUEST

ETFO President Sam Hammond: “At today’s conciliation meeting, it became apparent that the government and school board agencies were not interested in arriving at a fair settlement. As a result, ETFO has asked for a...

FORD CUTS UP TO 1,000 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

October 30, 2019   Toronto, ON – There will be almost 1,000 fewer teachers in grades 4-8 elementary classrooms this year and larger class sizes according to an analysis released today by the Canadian Centre...

CENTRAL BARGAINING STALLS; ETFO FILES FOR CONCILIATION

October 16, 2019 Toronto, ON – Today the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has asked the Minister of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer to help the parties at its two central tables reach...

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...