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Strike Solidarity

The Ontario government continues to insist on cuts, but together we can push back to defend publicly funded education. Now is the time to mobilize solidarity and take action to protect high-quality learning and working conditions in schools.

There are many ways to get involved with defending public education. Join one of our #ETFOstrike lines.

Download this ETFO Chant Sheet to help show your solidarity.PDF |Word

Join in the fight to defend public education starts with an important first step - sign up!

Sign up to take action.

Provide your contact information to stay informed about actions to defend public education. Be a champion for children and join us

Share a solidarity message.

ETFO created images to use on social media to show this government that parents support our actions to defend publicly funded education. Download the I support elementary educators images and share!

Wear Red every Friday.

Don’t forget to join in our united weekly action by wearing RED for Ed every Friday! Post your image on social media and include #RedforEd to join in.

Why ETFO is preparing to strike

Flyer:PDF | Word

Solidarity Matters!

Read the solidarity letter from École Sir John A Macdonald School Advisory Council:PDF |Word - Feb. 26, 2020 
Read the solidarity letter from Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT):PDF |Word - Feb. 21, 2020
Read the solidarity letter from St. Jerome’s University Academic Staff Association:PDF |Word - Feb. 18, 2020 
Read the solidarity letter from La Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ):PDF |Word (EN) andPDF |Word (FR)
Read the solidarity Letter from Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW-ICREF): PDF |Word
Read the solidarity letter signed by over 800 post-secondary educators in Ontario:PDF |Word
Read the solidarity message from the UWO Faculty Association:PDF |Word - Jan. 20, 2020
Read the solidarity message from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions:PDF |Word - Jan. 17, 2020.
Read the letter from the Beachburg Public School Council:PDF |Word - Jan. 16, 2020
Read the Dovercourt Public School S.A.C. - Jan. 16, 2020.
Read the OFL solidarity statement - Jan. 15, 2020.
Read the AMAPCEO solidarity statement - Jan. 15, 2020.
Read the  solidarity message from OCUFA - Jan. 13, 2020.
Read the Canadian Labour Congress solidarity statement approved by 55 affiliate unions.
Read the solidarity message from CUPE Ontario education workers.
Read the solidarity message from the Ontario Parent Action Network:PDF |Word
Read the email from Retired Teachers of Ontario District 22:PDF |Word
Read the international solidarity message from Cuba:PDF |Word
Read the solidarity message from the World Federation of Teachers Unions:PDF |Word

If you have a solidarity message, please email it to and we will post it on this page.

Share an important message about what ETFO is seeking in bargaining talks to protect learning and working conditions in schools. Visit