Rainy River Occasional Teachers Have Tentative Deal



    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - Public elementary occasional teachers, members
of the Rainy River Occasional Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers'
Federation of Ontario (ETFO), have reached a tentative agreement with the
Rainy River District School Board.
    Details of the agreement will be available following a members'
ratification vote.
    "Guaranteed, negotiated working conditions for occasional teachers
provide a supportive school environment that benefits student learning," said
ETFO President David Clegg.
    "Occasional teachers are fully qualified professionals who are certified
by the College of Teachers. This new agreement recognizes the experience and
qualifications our members bring to the classroom every day," Clegg said.
    "The ETFO bargaining team has worked very long and hard to secure a deal
that will benefit our members," said Mickey Christiansen, President of the
Rainy River Occasional Teacher Local.
    The Rainy River Occasional Teacher Local represents approximately 85
public elementary occasional teachers. Their last contract expired August 31,
2008.

    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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