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UPDATE JUNE 10 - Take the USW pledge to Buy Bottles Not Cans and send Premier Kathleen Wynne a message demanding action to end the strike by USW Local 9176 members at Crown Holdings, Inc.
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Join the Up For Debate campaign demanding that the issues women and girls care about are #UpForDebate in the 2015 federal election.
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Send a message of concern to Prime Minister Harper about Bill C-51, The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015.
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The government is looking into privatizing publicly-operated local utilities. ETFO has endorsed the campaign to Keep Hydro Public. You can help.
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The earthquake in Nepal has had devastating effects on the entire country with thousands now homeless and nearly 8,000 lives lost. ETFO and its locals are committed to supporting the relief efforts in Nepal.
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Abdi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers' Trade Association, was arrested on June 27th attempting to attend an Education International meeting in Canada. ETFO members are asked to support two campaigns demanding his release.
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PSAC has launched a nationwide campaign to remind Canadians about the impact of cuts to public services before they vote in the upcoming federal election. Members are encouraged to share campaign materials via social media.
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ETFO President Sam Hammond has submitted a letter to the CRTC in support of a call for universal internet access spearheaded by ACORN, a national anti-poverty organization. You can help.
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There is a lot at stake in the upcoming federal election. The federal government has jurisdiction over issues that are of direct concern to ETFO members, their students, and ETFO as a provincial public sector union. Get involved!
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ETFO has sent a donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support its commitment to the migration and refugee crisis in Syria.

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ETFO has been a long-time supporter of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)—an organization dedicated to achieving substantive equality for women and girls under Canadian law.
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ETFO has responded to the request of the Canadian Labour Congress to donate to the Canadian Council for Refugees in support of their efforts to sponsor and settle Syrian refugees in Canada.
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ETFO is joining other organizations in raising concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and is calling for the government to hold public hearings. Add your voice now!

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ETFO provincial office is proud to have Casey House, a speciality HIV/AIDS hospital, as its neighbour. For World AIDS Day, ETFO encourages locals and members to make a donation to the Casey House Capital Campaign.

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ETFO has donated a total of $113,700 to help Syrian refugees. The funds will support international relief efforts and the settlement projects in place to welcome Syrian refugees to Canada.

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April 19th is Equal Pay Day. Women continue to earn on average 30 per cent less than men. Take action. Support the campaign to promote equal pay through social media, print media, and by contacting your MP.

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On April 25, 2016, ETFO President Sam Hammond sent two letters supporting the CLC call for the Federal Government to ban asbestos.
 
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Join the rally at the Mexican Consulate on Monday, July 4 to protest the brutal violence used by Mexican authorities against teachers protesting in Oaxaca, Mexico.
 
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ETFO joins Education International and CTF in calling on the Turkish authorities to respect international conventions protecting trade union rights and academic freedom.
 
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ETFO supports Black Lives Matter and recognizes the important issues being raised.
 
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ETFO, through its locals and provincial leadership, has committed significant financial support to the Canadian Red Cross fire relief efforts in Alberta.

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Members are encouraged to attend the OFL's October 1st rally to call on the Ontario government to do the right thing for Ontarians and create decent work for all.
 
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Members are encouraged to get involved in the new campaign by The Canadian Labour Congress in support of proportional representation.
 
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