Upper Canada Elementary Teachers Sign Tentative Agreement



    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers, members of
the Upper Canada Elementary Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers'
Federation of Ontario (ETFO), reached a tentative agreement with the Upper
Canada District School Board early this morning after a lengthy bargaining
session.
    "Our bargaining team has done a tremendous job. They identified the
common ground needed to reach a deal and worked around the clock to make it
happen. Their determined efforts during a challenging bargaining environment
will benefit our members over the next four years of their new contract," said
ETFO President David Clegg.
    "I'm pleased that we were able to meet our deadline and reach a deal that
provides improved working conditions and benefits for our hard-working
members," said Louise Lanctot, President of the ETFO Upper Canada Teacher
Local. "It's been an exhausting time for all of us at the bargaining table,
but getting our members the improvements they deserve was worth all the
effort."
    Details of the agreement will be available following a members'
ratification vote.
    The Upper Canada Elementary Teacher Local represents approximately 1,050
public elementary school 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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