April 28, 2020
Toronto, ON – Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have voted in favour of accepting central bargaining agreements reached with the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Council of Trustees’ Associations:
“Our goal was to defend public education and the working and learning conditions that have made Ontario’s education system one of the best in the world,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “While these negotiations were prolonged and difficult, our educators – with the support from parents and other community members – stood firm in the face of planned government cuts to education.”
Highlights of the ETFO central agreements include:
“Along with our members, we want to thank parents and other supporters for standing together to defend public education over this past year,” added Hammond.
ETFO locals will now work with their respective school boards to negotiate local collective agreements.
ETFO represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at www.BuildingBetterSchools.ca.
For more information, contact ETFO Media Relations:Valerie Dugale, cell: 416-948-0195, firstname.lastname@example.org