Over 9,000 More Public Elementary Teachers Have New Collective Agreements



    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers, members of
the Halton, York Region, Hastings-Prince Edward, Limestone, Rainy River, and
Upper Grand elementary teacher Locals of the Elementary Teachers' Federation
of Ontario (ETFO), ratified new collective agreements yesterday evening.
    "Last night's votes mean there are now four-year collective agreements in
place for 9,000 more elementary public school teachers. Bargaining was
challenging in all of these areas, but both sides were able to reach a deal in
each board," said ETFO President David Clegg.
    "These are all important settlements. Every ratification is an
endorsement of our campaign to improve working conditions for elementary
public school teachers. Each contract settled last night also means there will
be improved learning conditions for students along with peace and stability
for the local community," Clegg said.
    The Halton Teacher Local represents 2,000 teachers, the York Region Local
represents 4,300 teachers, the Hastings-Prince Edward Local represents 700
teachers, the Limestone Local represents 840 teachers, the Rainy River Local
represents 130 teachers, and the Upper Grand Local represents 1,300 teachers.

    The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 73,000
elementary public school teachers and education workers across the province
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.





For further information:

For further information: Larry Skory, ETFO Communications, (416)
962-3836 (Office), (416) 948-0195 (Cell)

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