Moosonee Public Elementary Teachers and Occasional Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement

    TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers and occasional
teachers in Moosonee, members of the James Bay Elementary Teacher and
Occasional Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
(ETFO), have reached a tentative agreement with the Moosonee District School
Area Board.
    "This is a good settlement for elementary teachers and occasional
teachers and for the community of Moosonee. It provides improved working
conditions for our members which will create the environment for better
learning conditions for all elementary students," said ETFO President David
    "Our negotiating team was able to negotiate improvements in both our
daily working conditions and benefits. This agreement is definitely an
improvement over our previous one," said Jennifer Knight, President of the
ETFO James Bay Teacher and Occasional Teacher Local.
    Details of the agreement will be available following a members'
ratification vote.
    The James Bay Elementary Teacher and Occasional Teacher Local represents
40 elementary teachers and 5 occasional teachers. Their last contract expired
August 31st, 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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