Elementary Teachers Strike Tentative Deal with Limestone Board

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers, members of
the Limestone Elementary Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation
of Ontario (ETFO), reached a tentative collective agreement with the Limestone
District School Board yesterday evening following a lengthy bargaining
    Limestone is the third teacher local in Ontario to reach a tentative
four-year agreement.
    "I'm proud of the work done by our takeover team. They have been working
around the clock to find the common ground that was needed to reach a deal in
Limestone. Their efforts during a challenging bargaining environment will
benefit our members throughout the next three and a half years," said ETFO
President David Clegg.
    "This is a fair deal for our members considering the economic times. The
improvements in working conditions that we achieved will create a less
stressful and more productive working environment for teachers which in turn
will benefit student learning," said Mike Lumb, President of the ETFO
Limestone Elementary Teacher Local.
    Details of the agreement will be available following a ratification vote
later this month.
    The Limestone Elementary Teacher Local represents 840 public elementary
school teachers. Their 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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