Durham Occasional Teachers Ink Tentative Deal

    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - Public elementary occasional teachers, members
of the Durham Occasional Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation
of Ontario (ETFO), reached a tentative collective agreement with the Durham
District School Board this evening.
    "The ETFO takeover team has done a fantastic job for our members. They
met with the board on numerous occasions and bargained around the clock to get
a deal," said ETFO President David Clegg. "This agreement benefits elementary
occasional teachers, the Durham District School Board, and elementary
students," Clegg said.
    Details of the agreement will be available following a members'
ratification vote.
    The Durham Occasional Teacher Local represents more than 1,000 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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