On August 8, 2023, ETFO filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board against the government (Crown).

ETFO’s complaint is that the government violated its obligation under the Labour Relations Act and the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act to bargain in good faith and honour the legal statutory freeze period when, on July 28, 2023, it released PPM 168: Reading Instruction and Early Reading Screening. PPM 168 includes the requirement for elementary teachers with students in Year 2 of Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 to use a mandatory early reading screening tool twice per year.

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