TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Mike Lumb, a teacher with the Limestone District
School Board and president of the Limestone ETFO Teacher Local, has been
re-elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
(ETFO). The election took place at ETFO's annual meeting in Toronto today.
"As we plan and prepare for the future, we face two major hurdles: the
imminent provincial election and the next round of collective bargaining. The
outcome of the election will define the climate in which we will bargain the
following year," Lumb told the more than 500 annual meeting delegates.
"We are building for tomorrow as we train new leaders, hire more staff,
and lobby the government, all with a single goal to eliminate the funding
gap," said Lumb.
"Our members expect concrete results and ETFO is well positioned to
deliver with our success in Campaign 200, commitment to equity and social
justice, and desire to bring respect to elementary teachers."
Lumb has been a teacher for 14 years and has taught grades Kindergarten
through 8. He has been the president and chief negotiator of his local for the
past six years. In addition, Lumb has sat on the provincial Teacher
Education/Faculty Liaison Committee and has participated in the provincial
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents more than
70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
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