Advice on voluntary/ extra-curriculars remains unchanged
TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario (ETFO) is hoping that positive discussions held with the
provincial government will turn into concrete actions.
"While we have experienced a marked and welcome change in the Wynne
government's approach to addressing its relationship with teachers,
this has yet to translate into real change," said ETFO President Sam
Hammond. "In these circumstances, ETFO's advice regarding voluntary/
extra-curricular activities remains unchanged."
"Beyond the initial commitments made by the government team to listen,
engage in positive dialogue and explore a more inclusive process for
future bargaining rounds, it is going to take real actions to regain
the confidence of members in light of the very flawed process during
2012 that resulted in the loss of members' fundamental democratic
"ETFO remains committed to working with the government to find
meaningful ways to address the current issues facing the education
sector," added Hammond. "We look forward to responses from the
government team that address the key issues that ETFO has brought to
the table on behalf of members."
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000
elementary public school teachers and education professionals across
the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
SOURCE: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
For further information:
Valerie Dugale, ETFO Media Relations, 416-948-0195