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Four major Ontario teachers’ unions taking legal action against provincial government

The four largest teacher and education worker unions in the province is filing formal appeals with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the unions announced on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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Suggestions for coping with teachers’ strikes

Editorial note: With the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)’s moving into Phase 6 Strike Action yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020), and today being the second consecutive snow day this week, we thought today would be a great day to launch our 2020 Community Editorial Board, as one of the

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Four major education unions to stage province-wide walkout next week

For the first time since 1997, teachers and education workers in Ontario’s elementary and secondary school will all participate in job action on the same day, according to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO). Members of the Association des Enseignantes et des Enseignants Franco-Ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation

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ETFO announces further strike action impacting LDSB schools

As parents and students in the local public school board prepare for two days without school this week, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has announced its plan for further strike action next week. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the Limestone District School Board will not have classes

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ETFO Limestone educators plan united front for one-day strike

As the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue rotating one-day strikes, those with the ETFO Limestone local are planning to come together at different picket lines as they participate in tomorrow’s strike. Members of the Limestone ETFO will participate in a one-day strike on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, “to

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ETFO to ‘escalate’ rotating strikes if central agreements not reached

Update (Monday, Feb. 3, 2019): According to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the union is escalating its provincial rotating strikes this week. The ETFO announced that it would engage in rotating one-day strikes each day of the week, with a province-wide strike on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. This

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EFTO one-day strike scheduled for Limestone District School Board

As the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) moves into week two of rotating strikes, the union has issued the required five-day notice in advance of a one-day strike at the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). The one-day strike will take place on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020, and will also

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LDSB term one report cards affected by teachers’ unions job action

The recent job action being taken by teachers’ unions will have an impact on term one report cards for both elementary and secondary students in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). As members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) are

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ETFO, OECTA set to take job action Monday unless agreements reached

Elementary schools within the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and all schools within the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will see job action next week unless agreements are reached before then. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced it will begin phase three of its

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School board addresses possible teacher strike action

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) wants parents and students to know that no changes to student learning should the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) take strike action next week. The ETFO represents elementary teachers, and has indicated that job action

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