Toronto, ON – The Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO) has entered into centralized preliminary agreements with the Ontario government, the Ontario Public School Boards Association and the Council of Trusted Associations. ETFO also recently announced strikes for next week on the following dates: additional information, including strike dates that could affect the TDSB, will be communicated to parents/facilitators as soon as they become available. The Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO) announced today that its members will resume rotating strike action (full withdrawal of services) on March 23 in the absence of an agreement. Negotiations between ETFO, the Ontario government and the Ontario Public Schools Association (OPSBA) are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, March 11. The TDSB has reached a preliminary local agreement with the 11,141 primary school teachers of the Board of Directors, who are represented by the Toronto Ethers. Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT). This local agreement has yet to be ratified by the foundation board and membership of the ETT. Read more. The Elementary Teachers` Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that if negotiations do not progress, its members will strike for one day (full withdrawal of services) on Monday, January 20, 2020 with a number of school boards, including the TDSB, and return to work on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The Ministry of Labour has released a no board report for the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO).
ETFO is on legal strike from Monday 25 November 2019 if no agreement is reached. Negotiations continue between ETFO, OPSBA and the Ontario government. Read the letter to parents/guardians for the announcement of new strikes. Contract negotiations are ongoing between ETFO and public school authorities and the Ontario government. A preliminary agreement has been reached with CUPE on a new contract and we hope that a new contract can be negotiated with OSSTF and all other school management groups. ETFO is the second of four teachers` unions to have tentatively agreed with the province and is following a winter of rotating strikes and work-by-law actions by teachers whose contracts expired last summer. Cathy Abraham, president of the Ontario Public Schools Boards Association, said all parties have been working on an agreement despite the recent challenges caused by the pandemic. She said the agreement would help “bring some stability to our system in a clearly unprecedented and rapidly changing situation.” The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has informed OPSBA and the Ontario government that they have requested a non-board report. This means that ETFO will be in a legal strike position 17 days after the issue of the no board report.