Occasional Teachers

ETFO is Prepared for Challenges

Sam Hammond

ETFO had five days of respectful talks at the central bargaining table this summer with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and the Council of Trustees’ Association.

Impermanent and Imperative

Courtney White

Courtney White anticipates the upcoming year as an occasional teacher in the context of COVID-19.

Precarity in Occasional Teaching

Amanda Anderson

Amanda Anderson describes the realities of occasional teaching, including not being able to plan, never being away from her phone and confronting the catch 22 of whether or not to look for a second job.

Tips for Daily OTS

Tara Knarr

In my first years of working as a daily occasional teacher, I would sometimes walk out of a school at the end of the day with my head spinning.

Precarious Work: The New Reality

Vivian McCaffrey

If you’re like me, you may be waiting impatiently for the economic pendulum to swing back to a time when skilled workers could count on stable employment and a comfortable standard of living. According to a number of recent reports, however, we’re in the midst of a new economic reality, the dominant feature of which is “precarious work.”

Bargaining 2012 (Collective Bargaining)

Jim White

In  the Winter 2011 edition of Voice, you were introduced to  the approved bargaining goals that ETFO  will pursue in  the upcoming round of negotiations. These goals form the foundation of what we would like  to achieve for  our next collective agreements.