Over 12,000 More Public Elementary Teachers in Southern Ontario Have New Collective Agreements

    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - Elementary public school teachers, members of the
Elementary Teachers of Toronto and Hamilton-Wentworth Teacher Locals of the
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), ratified new collective
agreements yesterday evening.
    "Last night's votes mean there are now four-year collective agreements in
place for 12,000 more elementary public school teachers in southern Ontario.
Bargaining was challenging in each location, but both sides were able to reach
a deal in each board," said ETFO President David Clegg.
    "These are all important settlements. Every ratification is an
endorsement of our campaign to improve working conditions for elementary
public school teachers. Each contract settled last night also means there will
be improved learning conditions for students along with peace and stability
for the local community," Clegg said.
    The Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local represents more than 10,000
elementary teachers, and the Hamilton-Wentworth Teacher Local represents more
than 2,000 elementary teachers.

    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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