TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Martin Long, a teacher with the Toronto District
School Board and president of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) Local
of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), was re-elected to
the ETFO Executive at the federation's annual meeting today.
"Building ETFO has always been a team effort," Long told the more than
500 meeting delegates. "As a member of the Executive, I have advocated for
strengthening the voice of members and the capacity of all parts of the
federation to build a stronger public education system. As vice-president, I
will work to make these the priorities for the leadership team," he said.
"Our primary objective is fair funding for elementary education - for our
students to receive the learning conditions they deserve and our members to
have the working conditions to which they are entitled," Long said. "There is
no better public investment than money spent in the early years of a student's
Long has taught junior and intermediate grades in the inner city and
alternative schools in Toronto for more than 30 years. In addition to his role
as ETT president, he has served ETT as chief negotiator, grievance
coordinator, and new-member liaison. He has been a member of the ETFO
Executive for the last four years.
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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