ETFO Central Bargaining Bulletin #19, Phase 6
A Renfrew OT represented all of us protesting on the ETFO Provincial Twitter feed. Thanks Mallory!
ETFO Phase 1 Work-to-Rule began on November 26, 2019
ETFO Phase 2 Work-to-Rule began December 10th, 2019
ETFO Phase 3 Work-to-Rule begins on January 13th, 2020
ETFO Phase 4 Strike Action begins on January 20th, 2020
ETFO Phase 5 Strike action begins on February 3rd, 2020
Phase 6 Strike action begins on February 26th, 2020
**if necessary Phase 7 Strike action begins on March 9th, 2020
Central Bargaining Update
For 8 months, this government has refused to make a commitment.
The Minister of Education claims only a few bargaining issues are outstanding but that is not true. There isn’t a single substantive area where agreement has been reached.
In addition, the government’s bargaining team:
- continues to demand that ETFO teacher and occasional teacher members agree to up to $150 million in reductions to public elementary education spending;
- continues to demand that ETFO remove any language in local collective agreements that puts limits on elementary class sizes;
- has not accepted ETFO’s proposal that the current Kindergarten model be maintained; and
- continues to propose the elimination of fair and transparent hiring practices for occasional teachers.
Answers to questions members may have can be found on the ETFO Collective Bargaining website www.etfocb.ca in the section.
The media and government can sometimes engage in unfounded speculation around bargaining. So “ Don’t believe it until you hear it directly from ETFO.”
Disney on Ice discount code
You will be able to purchase tickets for any seat at any show using the link and code below offering you greater choice and flexibility with the tickets.
The dates for the shows are as follows:
ECT0312A – Thursday March 12th, 2020 @ 10:30am
ECT0312E – Thursday March 12th, 2020 @ 7:00pm
ECT0313 – Friday March 13th, 2020 @ 7:00pm
ECT0314A – Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ 11:00am
ECT0314M – Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ 3:00pm
ECT0314E – Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ 7:00pm
ECT0315A – Sunday March 15th, 2020 @ 11:00am
ECT0315M – Sunday March 15th, 2020 @ 3:00pm (French Performance)
To buy Disney tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/promo/kwtwmo Enter the promo code NRGRP
March 18th Senators vs Edmonton Oilers
On March 18th at 7:30pm the Sens host the league’s scoring leaders Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Oilers. RCDSB Teachers can get a 200 level seat for the game for only $100! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Further Teacher discounts can be found at https://www.edvantage.ca/
For the 2019-20 school year, the members at the Fall General Meeting on Oct 23rd have approved a fund to support the costs of workshops, ABQ/AQs and Professional Learning resources. Members can apply this year, for a qualifications course $100 reimbursement by submitting proof of enrollment and receipt of payment to our president.
Additionally, members may purchase an educational resource book and receive a $50 reimbursement once per year. In order to receive this funding, your chosen resource must be pre-approved (sorry no teacher-pay-teacher stuff). Just email the president, with your name, title of resource, and email address. After approval, and upon submission of a receipt, a cheque will be issued.
Funds are distributed on a “first come, first served” basis until the budgeted amount is depleted. This year a fund of $5000 was approved at the Fall GM. Keep on learnin’