Durham Teacher Re-Elected To The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Executive

    TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Rachel Gencey, a teacher with the Durham
District School Board and president of the ETFO Durham Local, was re-elected
to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) at
the federation's annual meeting in Toronto today.
    "Our last round of negotiations was successful due to a strategic,
coordinated plan and a strong, determined membership. We will need to be even
more strategic and united in this next round. This will require a provincial
Executive that has vision, confidence, creativity and courage," Gencey told
the more than 500 meeting delegates.
    "We must push the envelope and think in new, innovative ways to achieve
working conditions for members that allow them to thrive and focus on what
they do best - teaching children," Gencey said.
    In 13 years of teaching Gencey has been an occasional teacher, a teacher
librarian, a classroom teacher, and a core French teacher. She has served on
her local executive as professional development chair, grievance officer,
chief negotiator, vice-president, and president. She has been a member of the
provincial Executive since 2004.

    The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents more than
70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Larry Skory, (416) 948-0195 (cell),
lskory@etfo.org; Johanna Brand, (416) 948-2554 (cell), jbrand@etfo.org; Mary
Morison, (416) 948-3406 (cell), mmorison@etfo.org; August 13-16, ETFO Media
Centre, Queens Quay 1, Concourse Level, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto,
Phone: (416) 957-7181, Fax: (416) 957-7180

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