TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - ETFO is suspending the advice to members regarding their participation in voluntary/extra-curricular activities in light of progress made during discussions with the provincial government.
"ETFO and the government have been involved in meaningful discussions since February," said ETFO President Sam Hammond. "Talks are continuing, and we are now confident that the government has demonstrated a commitment to dealing with concrete items of importance to our members."
An all-member vote will be conducted upon conclusion of any agreement reached with the government. "ETFO is a democratic organization and, ultimately, it is the membership that will determine whether an agreement is acceptable," said Hammond.
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
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