L to R: Organizer Aminah Sheikh, Ariane Fanjoy, President Diego Olmedo, Jessica Pellerito, Marie Dennis, Tanya Pereira, and Rose Rosebellissimo-Green
Over the past year, the Toronto Catholic DECE Local, in coordination with ETFO staff, worked to organize their occasional DECEs to become a part of our union.
There were many challenges for these occasional DECEs including irregular hours and isolation from other employees of the board including their permanent DECE colleagues.
With hard work and dedication, ETFO was successful in organizing these new members following a "Yes" vote of 100 per cent. The collective will and knowledge of the DECEs, both permanent and occasional, led to this positive result.
Our new occasional DECE members in the Toronto Catholic District School Board now feel empowered and united by seeing this campaign through to a successful conclusion.