TORONTO, June 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of the Elementary Teachers'
Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have voted to accept the Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) reached between the Federation and the Ontario
Ninety-one percent (91%) of ETFO members participating in a
province-wide online vote endorsed the MOU following a series of town
hall meetings held last week to review the proposed agreement. The
deadline for ratifying the agreement was today.
"It is evident from the result that our members agreed with the
Federation that this is the best possible contract achievable within
the political and economic context of discussions," said ETFO President
Sam Hammond. "It is significant that the agreement puts in place task
forces focused on workload and health and safety issues, which will
create a safer and more successful learning environment for students
ETFO locals will now work with their respective school boards to append
the MOU to their collective agreements. The MOU will override and
improve upon the imposed terms of Bill 115.
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@example.com