Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker

Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker: OFL Calls on Premier Wynne to Bring Balance and Fairness to Labour Laws (TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court ruling upholding the collective bargaining rights of educational workers, including their right to strike. Hon. Justice Thomas[…]

ETFO, other education unions win major victory with Charter challenge to Bill 115

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[…]

ETFO LIMESTONE EXECUTIVE 2016-2018

President – Mike Lumb mikelumb2@gmail.com 1st Vice President – Debi Wells debiwells@gmail.com 2nd Vice President -Jane Roberts   jane.yafreak@gmail.com Secretary – April Elliott  april.k.elliott@gmail.com Treasurer – Dave McLatchie  dave.mclatchie@gmail.com Committee Chairs Occupational Health and Safety – Paul Olmsted  paul.olmstead@gmail.com Equity and Social Justice – Karen Spanton  karen.spanton@gmail.com Professional Development – Margaret Chung  magschung@hotmail.com Status of Women – Aileen[…]

Members of ETFO advised not to participate in two OCT surveys

There are 2 surveys from the Ontario College of Teachers currently being conducted. Members of ETFO are advised not to participate in either survey. Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation The Ontario College of Teachers has sent emails to some members with the subject line “Members’ Survey Regarding Coroner’s Jury Recommendation on Attestation”.[…]

ETFO encourages students to learn about diverse legends of Canadian sport

ETFO encourages students to learn about diverse legends of Canadian sport January 29, 2016 A new learning resource celebrating the achievements of diverse Canadian Olympians and multisport games legends has been created for public elementary students by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). For Black History Month, twenty-one athletes have been profiled on a[…]

ETFO proposes improvements to strengthen sexual violence and harassment protections in the workplace

ETFO proposes improvements to strengthen sexual violence and harassment protections in the workplace January 22, 2016 The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is recommending that Ontario’s Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2015 be amended to provide further protection from sexual violence and harassment in workplaces including schools. “ETFO applauds[…]