Politics

Standing Strong Across Ontario

ETFO Voice

ETFO educators are in an unprecedented round of bargaining with a government intent on making drastic cuts to public education.

In Support of Collective Bargaining

Lisa Mastrobuono

A positive outcome of the current provincial government’s first year in office has been increased public engagement by ETFO members around education-related issues.

2019 Collective Bargaining

Valerie Dugale and Teresa Morrison

ETFO has a long history of advocating for and negotiating significant improvements to educator working conditions and student learning conditions. There’s no doubt that our collective efforts have helped make Ontario’s public education system one of the best in the world.

Labour Law Reform: Why it Has to Work for Women

Sheila Block and Trish Hennessy

The Ontario government is in the final stages of reviewing two major pieces of legislation that govern work and could make an important difference in women’s working lives.

Bill 115 Victory

In April, ETFO and other education unions won a major victory at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 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.

Cross-Country Check-Up

Vivian McCaffrey

Given that education unions have memberships that are predominantly female, austerity in the education sector is clearly a women’s issue.

Conversation with Cindy Blackstock

Voice in conversation with Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Voice in conversation with Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

What Kind of Citizen?

Vivian McCaffrey

Westheimer’s view is that the goals of education have shifted away from preparing students to be active and engaged citizens. Through standardized curriculum and standardized testing, schools have moved to a more narrow focus on career preparation and individual economic gain.