Elementary Teachers’ Federation Of Ontario To Strike More Next Week

Monday January 27th, 2020

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Elementary students at the public school board could be out of class two days next week.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has announced it will escalate its rotating strikes across the province starting Monday, February 3 if central agreements are not reached by the end of January.

On Thursday, February 6th there will be a one-day strike of all 83,000 ETFO members across the province.

On Friday, February 7th, there will be a one-day strike at the Greater Essex County school board as well as the John McGivney Children’s Centre.

“There is nothing to be gained by Minister Lecce avoiding meaningful and fair contract talks other than further damaging the reputation of the Ford government,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “Educators and parents are not going to accept the government’s deep cuts to public education that only serve to harm the quality of education for generations to come.”

“From ETFO’s perspective, fair contract talks must include: appropriate funding for Special Education; a strategy to address classroom violence; maintaining our internationally recognized Kindergarten program; fair hiring practices; class sizes that meet the needs of elementary students; and compensation that keeps up with inflation.”

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