EFTO To Escalate Strike Action

Thursday January 9th, 2020

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The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario  is escalating its strike action.

Starting Monday, January 13th, 2020, public elementary school educators will no longer supervise extra-curricular activities or participate in field trips.

They also warn that if the government “refuses to address critical issues in talks by January 17th, ETFO members will commence a full withdrawal of services strike on a rotating basis beginning January 20th.”

“In six months of contract talks, the Ford government’s education minister has given his negotiators no mandate to discuss anything other than cuts to education including a $150 million cut to public elementary education,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “That’s why there has been negligible progress on substantive issues like supports for Special Education, protecting the Kindergarten model, addressing classroom-based violence and compensation that keeps up with the cost of inflation.”

ETFO represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province.

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