Morse elected vice-president of the Canadian Teachers' Federation

HALIFAX, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia Teachers Union president Shelley Morse was elected vice-president of the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) today, during CTF's 2014 Annual General Meeting held in Winnipeg, Manitoba July 9 - 11.

"Issues affecting teachers in Nova Scotia resonate with all Canadian teachers," says Morse. "I look forward to working with other teacher leaders from across Canada through a collective voice for all teachers and public education. Working conditions for teachers must be addressed to ensure optimal learning conditions for students. Teachers must be afforded autonomy in their roles as classroom teachers and administrators."

Morse was one of four CTF vice-presidents elected on Friday for one-year terms. As vice-president she will serve on the Executive for the organization and deal with key issues and resolutions that have an impact on public education, students and teachers nationally.

The Canadian Teachers' Federation is an alliance of nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary educators from 17 organizations (15 Members, one affiliate member and one Associate Member across Canada). CTF is also a member of Education International (http://www.ei-ie.org/).

SOURCE Nova Scotia Teachers Union

For further information:

Angela Murray, PR Coordinator, Cell: 902-497-0194, amurray@staff.nstu.ca, twitter @NSTeachersUnion