Niagara Elementary Teachers Say Yes to Tentative Deal

    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers, members of
the Niagara Elementary Teacher Local of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario (ETFO), reached a tentative collective agreement with the District
School Board of Niagara this afternoon following a lengthy bargaining session.
    "The takeover team has been working around the clock to find the common
ground that was needed to reach a deal in Niagara. Their efforts during a
challenging bargaining environment will benefit our members throughout the
next three and a half years," said ETFO President David Clegg.
    "It took us a while to get this agreement. But based on the improvements
in working conditions and benefits that we were able to achieve, I believe
that the wait was more than worth it. It's a good deal for our members," said
Sharon Aloian, President of the ETFO Niagara Teacher Local.
    Details of the agreement will be available following a ratification vote
later this month.
    The Niagara Elementary Teacher Local represents approximately 1,500
public elementary school teachers. Their last contract expired August 31,

    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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