Provincial Politics

From the Editor

Izida Zorde

With this summer women’s issue of Voice, we begin to look forward at what kind of recovery we want to see in Ontario as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes.

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.

Show Our Collective Strength

Sharon O’Halloran

You are the heart of Ontario’s world-class public education system. I want to welcome you back to a school year full of promise and challenge, both in the classroom and at the bargaining table.

Letter from the Editor

Izida Zorde

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.

Gearing Up for Election 2018

Sam Hammond

We need to elect a government that will be committed to decent work, a well-funded public education system, better public services and a strong social safety net for all Ontarians.

Moving a Progressive Agenda Forward

Sharon O’Halloran

Our commitment to equity and the environment means that we must elect a government in Ontario that takes justice and fairness seriously.

From the Editor

Izida Zorde

The spring issue of Voice focuses on how we can make a positive impact on our communities, our society and our environment.

Organizing Works

Sam Hammond

With the passing of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, we see how effective organizing is when we are working together to achieve the gains that will benefit the majority of workers in Ontario.

Back for a More "Typical" School Year

Sharon O’Halloran

Educators are at the heart of Ontario’s public education system and as you settle back into your classrooms for what everyone hopes will be a more typical year in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to start by saying thank you.