Algoma Occasional Teachers Ratify Collective Agreement

    TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - Public elementary occasional teachers, members of
the Algoma Occasional Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario (ETFO), ratified a new four-year collective agreement today.
    The Local reached their tentative agreement on April 24.
    "Algoma is all wrapped up. Yesterday evening our elementary teacher
members ratified their agreement and today our occasional teacher members
ratified their agreement," said ETFO President David Clegg.
    "Every ratification is an endorsement of our campaign to improve working
conditions for public elementary teachers and occasional teachers. Each
contract that is settled also means improved learning conditions for students
along with peace and stability for that community," Clegg said.
    The Algoma Occasional Teacher Local represents approximately 270 public
elementary occasional teachers and the Algoma Teacher Local represents more
than 400 public elementary teachers. Their last contracts expired on 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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