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Apr 20, 2016, 17:54 ET ETFO, other education unions win major victory with Charter challenge to Bill 115

TORONTO, April 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and other education unions have won a major court victory at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice today....


Nov 13, 2015, 09:03 ET ETFO Teachers, Occasional Teachers Ratify Central Agreement

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Teacher and occasional teacher members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have voted to ratify the central agreement reached with the Ontario...


Oct 22, 2015, 12:46 ET ETFO escalates strike action to compel OPSBA, government to return to the central bargaining table

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) and the government have failed to respond to efforts made by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) ...


Sep 21, 2015, 10:38 ET Inadequate terms that ignore elementary issues push ETFO to escalate work-to-rule action

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has escalated its work-to-rule strike action today because the terms it was offered by the Liberal government and ...


Sep 14, 2015, 14:58 ET ETFO rejects government's 'cookie-cutter' approach to reaching a deal

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is rejecting the Liberal government's 'cookie-cutter' approach to reaching a deal, saying that the government and ...


Aug 20, 2015, 11:15 ET Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario - ETFO to extend work-to-rule strike action in September

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Teacher and occasional teacher (OT) members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin a "phase 2" work-to-rule strike action on the first work ...


Aug 19, 2015, 16:39 ET Members of Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Elect Provincial Executive for 2015-2017

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - More than 800 delegates to the Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have elected their provincial Executive for 2015-2017. Executive...


Aug 17, 2015, 20:11 ET Sam Hammond Re-elected President of Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Sam Hammond was re-elected president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) at its Annual Meeting today for a fourth term. He has served as ETFO...


Jun 16, 2015, 17:46 ET ETFO has tabled no formal salary position; focus is on student learning conditions

TORONTO, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has not formally tabled any salary position at the central bargaining table with the government and the Ontario...


Jun 11, 2015, 15:38 ET Media Advisory - ETFO members to give OPSBA an 'F' for bargaining - Saturday at Blue Mountain

TORONTO, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) will receive a failing grade for its approach to bargaining from teachers planning a mass picket outside the...


May 29, 2015, 11:00 ET ETFO increases strike action to prod government, OPSBA to address classroom issues at bargaining table

TORONTO, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - As a result of the obstinacy of the Liberal government and Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) in addressing real issues during bargaining, the Elementary...


May 27, 2015, 07:15 ET Sweeping back-to-work legislation a throw-back to Bill 115

TORONTO, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The sweeping back-to-work legislation imposed by the government on secondary school teachers in Durham, Rainbow and Peel is a blatant infringement of teachers'...


May 08, 2015, 14:10 ET ETFO strike action starting Monday targets education ministry, not students

TORONTO, May 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Teacher and occasional teacher (OT) members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin "phase 1" work-to-rule strike action this Monday, May 11...


May 07, 2015, 17:57 ET Media Advisory - ETFO to announce details of legal strike action

TORONTO, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ - This Friday at 2:00 p.m., the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will announce details of legal strike action set to commence on Monday May 11, 2015. The...


Apr 24, 2015, 18:22 ET Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario receives 'No Board' report from Minister of Labour

TORONTO, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the union that represents the province's public elementary teachers and occasional teachers, has received a 'no...


Mar 30, 2015, 14:00 ET Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, First Nations leaders help launch Spirit Horse tour

Theatre production a catalyst for Aboriginal perspectives in southern Ontario schools LONDON, ON, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - A theatre and professional development/learning initiative, that will bring...


Mar 20, 2015, 10:53 ET Addressing the legacy of racism against Aboriginal people an imperative for educators, government

TORONTO, March 20, 2015 /CNW/ - This year's theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st is "Learning from historical tragedies to combat racism today"....


Dec 11, 2014, 09:42 ET ETFO - Members vote 95 percent in favour of central strike action

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - ETFO, the union representing public elementary teachers today announced that its members had voted 95 per cent in favour of strike under the new bargaining regime...


Nov 21, 2014, 07:57 ET Government study on teacher workload identifies stressors to education system

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - A government study on teacher workload and professionalism identifies stressors that need to be addressed if Ontario is to maintain and build its world-renowned...


Nov 21, 2014, 07:54 ET Regulation 274 study affirms intent of fair, equitable hiring practices for teachers

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - A fact-finder's study conducted for the Ontario Ministry of Education has confirmed that Ontario Regulation 274 is creating more fair and equitable hiring practices for ...


Oct 09, 2014, 09:01 ET Provincial task force tables 22 recommendations for healthier, safer school communities

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - A precedent-setting task force involving labour and school boards has tabled 22 recommendations to make Ontario public elementary school communities healthier and safer...


Oct 03, 2014, 07:00 ET On eve of World Teachers' Day, ETFO teachers reveal how their work is building better schools

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - A social media campaign by members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is revealing how their passion and work are helping to contribute to one of...


Sep 19, 2014, 10:55 ET ETFO contributes additional $500,000 to support British Columbia Teachers' Federation

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is donating a further $500,000 to the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) to support B.C. teachers who...


Aug 12, 2014, 17:25 ET ETFO supports recommendation that Health Canada improve communications regarding safe use of wireless technology

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports an Expert Panel recommendation that Health Canada provide the public with more information about...


Aug 08, 2014, 10:57 ET Media Advisory - 2014 Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Annual Meeting

TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Over 800 public elementary school teachers and other education professionals will attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) ...