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.
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.
Nigel Barriffe, Yolanda B’Dacy and Helen Victoros stress the importance of community connections and the power of collective bargaining to push for a common good.
Izida Zorde in conversation with Idle No More organizer, lawyer and Ryerson University Chair in Indigenous Governance, Pam Palmater.
Voice speaks with civil rights lawyer and Ryerson University’s Sam Ginden Chair in Social Justice and Democracy Kiké Roach.