Welcome back to the start of another school year! I hope you had a well-deserved rest, and were able to refresh and recharge over the summer.
With contracts expiring at the end of August, this issue of Voice focuses on collective bargaining. It also includes an interview with three local leaders.
With COVID numbers holding steady and plans for the recovery starting to materialize, many ETFO members are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief.
The only way for us to ensure a just and equitable recovery and the safety and wellbeing of our communities is to organize, mobilize and vote for the government we need.
ETFO educators are in an unprecedented round of bargaining with a government intent on making drastic cuts to public education.
Over the course of the winter, ETFO staff have been focussed on organizing strike action, which began in late November and has extended over six phases that have included work-to-rule, rotating strikes, full-day withdrawal of services and a coordinated all affiliate one-day strike.