Your Union Dues
Under the Education Act, an elementary teacher who works in the English-language public education system is represented by ETFO. Based on this statutory representation, ETFO collects dues to support union activities. In addition, ETFO has organized other education workers, such as Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs).
Union dues are determined at the ETFO Annual Meeting each August. Dues are deducted directly off members’ pay cheques by school boards and submitted to ETFO Provincial Office. How Are Your Dues Spent?Local and Provincial ProgramsDues are used to provide funds to operate ETFO’s locals, and to provide programs to the members through Provincial Office. These programs include:
Membership in Other OrganizationsETFO is affiliated with other teacher federations and labour organizations such as:
The membership dues paid to these organizations:
The Defense FundA portion of ETFO members’ dues is set aside in the Defense Fund. The Defense Fund is set up to: