ETFO has put out a guide to all you need to know to plan for pregnancy and parental leave and you can access it here. Planning ahead for leaves is always better than the alternative, so if you are about to become a parent or contemplating becoming one, this booklet has information you need. ETFO[…]
The time, effort and money spent on the EQAO testing as long been decried as a meaningless waste by ETFO and other education stakeholders. Regular assessment by classroom teachers gives a more accurate idea of how well students are progressing and allows the teachers to exercise their professional judgement as to the best way to teach[…]
As usual, ETFO PD is all about what teachers want and need. Learn how a local teacher makes his life easier and his students’ learning even better through the magic of Google. And he is willing to share all of his secrets with YOU!
For the first time, we have teachers’ professional judgement embedded in our collective agreement and it will make a difference in how we can expect to be treated in our daily work-lives. ETFO has provided a short overview of what it means for the IEP process. Click on the link below for the details.
The last newsletter of the 2015-2016 school year is available here! Read about Spec Ed cuts and how we plan to address them with the Board and parents. Get the latest update on the state of our collective agreement, the Charter decision about Bill 115 and what the local executive plans to do to formalize[…]
ETFO placed a full-page ad in major Ontario daily newspapers on Saturday April 30, 2016 to celebrate the Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s recent decision that Bill 115 (i.e., the Putting Students First Act, 2012) violated education workers’ rights to free collective bargaining under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The ad appeared in[…]
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. The court found that the Ontario government’s Bill 115 imposed in the fall of 2012 was a violation of the collective bargaining rights of education unions. In his decision, Justice[…]
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