‘We’re at a crisis’: Upper Grand’s ETFO local president on violence in classrooms

  • ‘We’re at a crisis’: Upper Grand’s ETFO local president on violence in classrooms

    A report from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) suggests staff are facing more incidents of violence on the job and it said the problem is getting worse. With a provincial election later this year, ETFO representatives say they want to see the Wynne government take swift action.

    The head of the labour union representing elementary teachers in the Upper Grand District School Board says the community is in crisis when it comes to violence in classrooms.

    Earlier this week, a new survey was released by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and it showed 70 per cent of union members who responded have seen or experienced violent incidents.

    70% of Ontario elementary educators surveyed have seen or experienced classroom violence: union

    Gundi Barbour, Upper Grand’s ETFO local president, says the school board that encompasses Wellington County, including Guelph, and Dufferin County, is no different.

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