Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Teachers Sign Tentative Deal

    TORONTO, April 22 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers, members of
the Kawartha Pine Ridge Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation
of Ontario (ETFO), have reached a tentative agreement with the Kawartha Pine
Ridge District School Board.
    Details of the agreement will be released following ratification by the
    Kawartha is the twelfth ETFO teacher local to sign a tentative four-year
agreement. Kawartha occasional teachers reached their tentative agreement on
March 10.
    "My negotiating team has been working around the clock to find the common
ground that was needed for a deal in Kawartha Pine Ridge," said ETFO President
David Clegg.
    "This deal means that one more board will now be able to hire additional
specialist teachers to work in elementary classrooms. This will benefit my
members and is great news for the community of Kawartha Pine Ridge," Clegg
    "It's been a long and tiring negotiation process, but the waiting was
worth it. We have a tentative agreement that resolves many of the issues that
my members identified as being most important to them," said David Wing,
Kawartha Pine Ridge Teacher Local President.
    The Kawartha Pine Ridge Teacher Local represents approximately 1,270
public elementary teachers. Their last 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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