Category Archives: Collective Bargaining

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

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.

In addition, the government’s bargaining team:

  • continues to demand that ETFO teacher and occasional teacher members agree to reductions to public elementary education spending;
  • continues to demand no 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 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.”