Bill 115

A Time of New Beginnings

Sharon O'Halloran

The fall is a time of new beginnings. As members settle into a new school year, we at provincial office are getting our programs up and running, working on implementing the motions delegates passed at the annual meeting and ensuring we have the best services in place for you, the members.

Gearing up for Bargaining

Sharon O’Halloran

ETFO has done a great deal in the past couple of years to fight for our collective bargaining rights and the democratic rights of all Ontarians.

It is a Critical Time for Members to Stay Active in Protecting Public Education

Karen Brown
There is no doubt that education workers have struggled as a result of the systemic underfunding of public education. Ontario’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic turned difficult classroom realities, such as large class sizes, insufficient supports for students, and poor air quality and ventilation, into a dangerous crisis.

It is Time to Make Sure Students and Educators Get the Support They Deserve

Sharon O'Halloran
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns about large class sizes, the physical condition of schools and the government’s failure to provide appropriate funding to meet the needs of all students, particularly students with special education needs and those from marginalized communities.

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.

Your Federation

More than 150 people braved cold rainy days and Toronto traffic to attend the May Representative Council meeting this year.