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ETFO Submission re Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act - November 201911/4/2019
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents 83,000 public elementary school teachers, occasional teachers, designated early childhood ...
ETFO Letter - Compensation is a Bargaining Issue5/29/2019
In April, the government attempted to engage public sector unions in broad discussions about a compensation freeze.
Statement from Ontario Labour Unions on Conservative Government Cuts5/29/2019
On June 7, the Ford Conservative government will have been in office for one year. Labour unions, including ETFO, have issued a joint statement defending Ontario workers and public services against the Conservative government cuts.
Consultation on Regulation 274 – Phase 25/24/2019
On May 24, 2019, ETFO responded to the second phase of the Ministry of Education’s Consultation on Hiring Practices and Regulation 274. ETFO believes that any discussions about hiring practices and Regulation 274 should take place at the bargaining table.
Consultation on Class Size – Phase 25/24/2019
On May 24, 2019, ETFO responded to the second phase of the Ministry of Education’s consultation on Class Size. ETFO believes that the issue of class size should be dealt with at the bargaining table.
ETFO Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government3/18/2019
On March 18, 2019, ETFO submitted a brief to the Legislature’s Standing Committee on General Government regarding Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2019.
ETFO Submission to the Ministry of Education - Consultation on Hiring Practices2/25/2019
On February 21, 2019, ETFO responded to the Ministry of Education’s Consultation on Hiring Practices and Regulation 274.
ETFO Submission to the Ministry of Education - Engagement on Class Size2/25/2019
On February 21, 2019, ETFO submitted this response to the Ministry of Education’s engagement on Class Size.
ETFO Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy2/25/2019
On February 25, 2019, ETFO President Sam Hammond presented a submission to the Legislature’s Standing Committee on Social Policy regarding Bill 48, Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act, 2019.
ETFO Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs1/15/2019
On January 15, 2019, ETFO President Sam Hammond presented a submission to the Legislature’s pre-budget hearings. The brief rejects cuts to public services and makes the case for investments in public education.
ETFO Submission to the Education in Ontario Consultation - December 201812/13/2018
On December 13, 2018 ETFO provided a submission on behalf of public elementary educators as part of the government’s education consultations.
ETFO submission re Bill 31 amendments to Early Childhood Educators Act and Ontario College of Teachers Act- April 20184/27/2018
On April 26, 2018, ETFO submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, which conducted a one-day set of hearings on Bill 31, the provincial Budget bill.
ETFO Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs - December 201712/14/2017
On December 14, ETFO President Sam Hammond presented to the 2018 pre-budget hearings at the Ontario Legislature. The ETFO submission speaks to a number of policies and investments required to address the incidence of classroom violence.
ETFO submission to hearings on Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act 2017 supports equal pay amendments10/31/2017
In a letter dated October 27, 2017, President Hammond advised the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs that ETFO supports amendments to Bill 148, Better Jobs, Fairer Workplaces Act, 2017  proposed by the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition.
ETFO submission to the legislative hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 20177/12/2017
In a letter dated July 10, 2017 President Hammond advised the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs that ETFO fully supports proposed OFL amendments to Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.
ETFO Submission on Bill 92, School Boards Collective Bargaining Amendment Act - March 20173/8/2017
On March 8, 2017, ETFO presented a submission to the legislative hearings on Bill 92, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Amendment Act.
ETFO Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs - January 20171/18/2017
On January 18, 2017, ETFO President Sam Hammond presented a submission to the Legislature’s pre-budget hearings. The brief updates ETFO’s positions and the supporting research for the Federation’s Building Better Schools plan.
ETFO submission on Bill 37 - Protecting Students Act 201610/27/2016
On October 27, 2016, ETFO made a submission on Bill 37, Protecting Students Act, 2016, the government bill that is proposing amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers Act and the Early Childhood Educators Act.
ETFO Letter re Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee - August 20169/7/2016
ETFO President Sam Hammond has written to Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn to lend support to the recommendations in the recent Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee report.
ETFO Submission on Bill 201, the Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 20168/11/2016
On August 11, 2016, ETFO President Sam Hammond participated in the public hearings on Bill 201, the Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016.
ETFO joins Canadian Labour Congress in Call for Federal Government to Ban Asbestos4/26/2016
On April 25, 2016,  ETFO President Sam Hammond sent letters to the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, and the Honourable MaryAnne Mihychuk....
ETFO's Submission to the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment - April 20164/22/2016
On April 29, 2015, First-Vice President Susan Swackhammer presented ETFO’s submission to the Legislature’s Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment.
ETFO letter of support for Bill 177, Domestic and Sexual Violence in Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 20163/7/2016
In a letter dated March 7, 2016, ETFO President Sam Hammond wrote a letter to NDP MPP Peggy Sattler advising her of the Federation’s support for her private member’s bill......
Letter to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett re The Truth and Reconciliation Commission - February 20163/7/2016
ETFO President Sam Hammond has sent a letter to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, advising of the Federation’s support for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.
Pre-Budget Submission to the Finance and Economic Affairs Committee - February 20162/1/2016
On February 2, 2016, ETFO President Sam Hammond appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to present the Federation’s submission to the pre-budget hearings.
ETFO submission on Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 20151/22/2016
On January 22, ETFO presented a submission on Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2015 to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
Changing Workplace Review10/2/2015
In a letter to the Ministry of Labour’s Changing Workplace Review, dated September 14, 2015, President Sam Hammond outlined ETFO’s support for the Ontario Federation of Labour submission and identified issues of particular concern to ETFO.
ETFO MOU Task Force on Health and Safety - Report and Recommendations10/9/2014
A precedent-setting task force involving labour and  school boards has tabled 22 recommendations to make Ontario public elementary school communities healthier and safer places to work and learn.
Correspondence on FDK between ETFO President Sam Hammond and Jim Grieve, ADM of Education, Early Years2/27/2014
In February 2014, ETFO President Sam Hammond sent a letter to Jim Grieve outlining ETFO’s key concerns related to  the implementation of full-day kindergarten (FDK). 
ETFO Submission on Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 20132/26/2014
On February 26, 2014, First Vice-President Susan Swackhammer presented the ETFO submission on Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2013, to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly.
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