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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...

‘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...