TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - ETFO, the union representing public elementary teachers today announced that its members had voted 95 per cent in favour of strike under the new bargaining regime recently established in the education sector, The School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014.
President Sam Hammond, declared, "It was an historic moment for ETFO as members voted online over a six day period to strongly support their team at the central table. Going into bargaining, our members have sent a powerful message that they will not stand for a repeat of the last round of bargaining involving contract strips and unconstitutional legislation removing our bargaining rights."
Negotiations are slated to commence in January, 2015.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
SOURCE: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
For further information: Valerie Dugale, ETFO Media Relations: Cell: 416-948-0195, [email protected], @ETFOmedia