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Teachers’ unions oppose March break delay

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) released a statement Thursday afternoon condeming the Ontario government’s March break plans. All four unions say they strongly oppose

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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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Low COVID-19 prevalence key for back-to-school safety, docs say

Three local doctors are offering COVID-19 safety advice to families as school reopening approaches. In a 25-minute YouTube video from Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore, Dr. Michael Dernyck and Dr. Kirk Leifso answer parents’ questions on coronavirus prevention in

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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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One-day strike to impact local elementary, secondary schools Thursday

A number of local elementary and secondary students will not have classes on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 due to one-day strike action on the part of teachers’ unions. Secondary school students in Kingston and the area will not have school on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 as the Ontario Secondary School

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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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Multiple schools set to shut Wednesday due to rotating OSSTF strike

The rotating strikes of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF) will affect local students as the strike hits Kingston on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Secondary students in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and both elementary and secondary students within the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) and

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LDSB plans for secondary schools to close to students

Secondary students in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) will not have classes tomorrow unless an agreement can be reached between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Ministry of Education before then. The planned one-day provincial strike by members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF)

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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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