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One-day ETFO rotating strikes begin Monday; notice given to Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards for strikes on Wednesday January 2202019 - 20202020-01-17T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/One-day ETFO rotating strikes begin Monday; notice given to Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards for strike.aspxOne-day ETFO rotating strikes begin Monday; notice given to Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards for strikes on Wednesday January 22With one-day strikes by members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) set to start this Monday, ETFO has given the required five-day notice to Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards for strikes on Wednesday January 22.
Required five-day notice for Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards given in anticipation of one-day strike on Tuesday January 211.000000000000002019 - 20202020-01-16T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Required five-day notice for Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards given in anticip.aspxRequired five-day notice for Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards given in anticipation of one-day strike on Tuesday January 21The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given the required five-day notice for Grand Erie, Trillium Lakelands, Renfrew and Superior-Greenstone school boards in anticipation of a one-day strike on Tuesday January 21st.
Required five-day notice for Toronto, York Region and Ottawa-Carleton school boards given in anticipation of one-day strike on Monday January 202.000000000000002019 - 20202020-01-15T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Required five-day notice for Toronto, York Region and Ottawa-Carleton school boards given in anticipation of one-day strike.aspxRequired five-day notice for Toronto, York Region and Ottawa-Carleton school boards given in anticipation of one-day strike on Monday January 20The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has given the required five-day notice for Toronto, York Region and Ottawa-Carleton school boards in anticipation of a one-day strike on Monday January 20th.
Education Minister should invest in public education, not attempt to bribe parents with their own tax dollars2.000000000000002019 - 20202020-01-15T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Education Minister should invest in public education, not attempt to bribe parents with their own tax dollars.aspxEducation Minister should invest in public education, not attempt to bribe parents with their own tax dollarsFord’s Education Minister Lecce needs to put investment into public education rather than attempt to bribe parents with their own tax dollars during labour action by education unions, according to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
ETFO to issue required five-day notice to school boards in anticipation of possible rotating strikes next week2.000000000000002019 - 20202020-01-14T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO to issue required five-day notice to school boards in anticipation of possible rotating strikes next week.aspxETFO to issue required five-day notice to school boards in anticipation of possible rotating strikes next weekStarting Wednesday January 15, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin providing the required five-day notice to school boards in anticipation of rotating strikes.
Stakes for future of public education high- ETFO to escalate strike action starting Monday, January 13, 20202.000000000000002019 - 20202020-01-09T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Stakes for future of public education high- ETFO to escalate strike action starting Monday, January 13, 2020.aspxStakes for future of public education high- ETFO to escalate strike action starting Monday, January 13, 2020Faced with a government that continues to demand cuts to elementary education and refuses to address key issues affecting students and educators, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is escalating its strike action.
Education Unions Launch Charter Challenge Against Ford Government2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-12-12T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Education Unions Launch Charter Challenge Against Ford Government.aspxEducation Unions Launch Charter Challenge Against Ford GovernmentToday, four unions representing teachers and education workers across Ontario’s publicly funded education system have filed court challenges against the Ontario government’s Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act.
ETFO tells Ford government to address key issues at bargaining table next week2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-29T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO tells Ford government to address key issues at bargaining table next week.aspxETFO tells Ford government to address key issues at bargaining table next weekAfter two frustrating days of negotiations on November 26 and 28, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is urging the government to demonstrate more progress next week on key issues at the bargaining table.
ETFO puts government's feet to the fire with Phase 1 work-to-rule strike action starting today2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-26T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO puts government's feet to the fire with Phase 1 work-to-rule strike action starting today.aspxETFO puts government's feet to the fire with Phase 1 work-to-rule strike action starting todayETFO is commencing its “Phase 1” work-to-rule strike action across the province today. ETFO members will withdraw from Ministry of Education and school board activities while remaining in the classroom to instruct and support their students.
ETFO plans strike action that impacts Ministry and school boards, not students2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-14T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO plans strike action that impacts Ministry and school boards, not students.aspxETFO plans strike action that impacts Ministry and school boards, not studentsStarting today, ETFO is engaging in a series of local meetings to prepare members for a work-to-rule strike action that begins on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
ETFO receives ‘no board’ report – yet another call for contract talks to get serious2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-08T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO receives ‘no board’ report – yet another call for contract talks to get serious.aspxETFO receives ‘no board’ report – yet another call for contract talks to get seriousThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today received a ‘no board’ report that it hopes is yet another call for school board bargaining agencies and the government to get serious about contract talks.
Ontario Education Unions Condemn the Passage of Bill 1242.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-07T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ontario Education Unions Condemn the Passage of Bill 124.aspxOntario Education Unions Condemn the Passage of Bill 124Four Ontario unions, representing teachers and education workers across Ontario’s publicly-funded education system, strongly condemn the passage of Bill 124 by the Doug Ford government today.
Conservative Fiscal Update Fails to Address Devastating Cuts2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-06T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Conservative Fiscal Update Fails to Address Devastating Cuts.aspxConservative Fiscal Update Fails to Address Devastating CutsToday’s Ontario economic update and Ford’s fiscal priorities do nothing to reverse the deep cuts to public services, including public education, and the harm already done says the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
“No Board” Report Request by ETFO2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-04T05:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/“No Board” Report Request by ETFO.aspx“No Board” Report Request by ETFOAt today’s conciliation meeting, it became apparent that the government and school board agencies were not interested in arriving at a fair settlement.
ETFO members deliver overwhelming mandate for strike action if needed2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-11-01T04:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO members deliver overwhelming mandate for strike action if needed.aspxETFO members deliver overwhelming mandate for strike action if neededMembers of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have given their union a strong mandate for central strike action should it be needed during ETFO’s central bargaining negotiations...
Ford cuts upwards to 1,000 elementary teachers2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-10-30T04:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Ford cuts upwards to 1,000 elementary teachers.aspxFord cuts upwards to 1,000 elementary teachersThere will be almost 1,000 fewer teachers in grades 4-8 elementary classrooms this year and larger class sizes according to an analysis released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) ...
ETFO files for conciliation after Central Bargaining talks stall2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-10-16T04:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO files for conciliation after Central Bargaining talks stall.aspxETFO files for conciliation after Central Bargaining talks stallToday the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has asked the Minister of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer to help the parties at its two central tables reach fair agreements.
ETFO extends solidarity to CUPE workers preparing to strike2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-10-02T04:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO extends solidarity to CUPE workers preparing to strike.aspxETFO extends solidarity to CUPE workers preparing to strikeThe Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) extends its full support and solidarity to the 55,000 CUPE education workers as they withdraw services and prepare to initiate a legal strike action on October 7, 2019.
ETFO Statement from President Sam Hammond2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-09-11T04:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/ETFO Statement from President Sam Hammond.aspxETFO Statement from President Sam HammondIn September and October, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will hold mass meetings with all 83,000 members to discuss central bargaining issues and conduct a central strike vote.
Violence study points to lack of front-line supports for students as a major cause of escalating violence against educators2.000000000000002019 - 20202019-09-10T04:00:00Zhttp://etfo.ca/AboutETFO/MediaRoom/MediaReleases/Pages/Violence study points to lack of front-line supports for students as a major cause of escalating violence against educators.aspxViolence study points to lack of front-line supports for students as a major cause of escalating violence against educatorsA new study on violence in Ontario public elementary schools confirms that violence against educators is taking a huge toll and is in part due to a lack of investment in front-line supports for vulnerable students.

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