On Friday June 7th, a rally at the office of our MPP opposing government cuts.
In opposition to the attack on education by the Provincial Government we are still wearing Red each Friday.
On social media we are using #CutsHurtKids #RedForEd #FordisFailing and include @ETFOeducators
New online Workplace Violent Incident Reporting form
As you are probably aware, you are required to report violent incidents that cause or could cause physical injury, whether the force is actual, attempted or threatened. Despite mitigating circumstances (age, special needs, presence of an IEP) you still must report.
If you are the victim of a violent incident (even if it was an attempt or a threat
) you must fill out this report. Classroom evacuations are also considered violent incidents and so should be reported using the new online step by step reporting form
instructions accessed to RCDSB.
Thanks to the Renfrew Mercury for the wonderful article.
Jamieson Dyer, President
After our AGM on April 25th in Cobden, we are pleased to introduce your new executive for the next two years.
– Jamieson has previous experience on the Kawartha Pine Ridge OT Local around Peterborough, and experience working as an OT for two other school boards in Ontario. He has also completed Union School, Parliamentarian Training, Leadership Conferences and represented his local at provincial AGMs, POTs and Rep Councils, and participated in collective bargaining.
Kris Barrie, Vice President
– Kris has been involved with the executive in various positions for several years now, including previously holding the position of president.
Michelle Jaques, Treasurer
– Michelle took over as secretary early in 2018 before being elected to the role of treasurer, and will be continuing in the role of interim secretary.
Jordanna Forrest, Member-at-Large
– Jordanna has been involved as member-at-large for the past few years, attending POTS meetings and assisting with audits. And now acts as our Social Justice and Equity Chair.
Elaine Neigel, Secretary/H&S Rep – Elaine joins us as with previous experience from the Renfrew County teacher local executive. There Elaine was involved with Professional Learning/Development and Health & Safety Committees and currently is chair of our H&S Committee.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any executive member. Contact info can be found under the About Us tab, or contact info for Jamieson located in the yellow box on the homepage.
A new ETFO radio ad will air across the province throughout early October. The ad argues that there can’t just be a one-size-fits-all approach to public education and so public elementary school teachers are taking a stand for a contract that reflects the unique teaching and learning conditions in elementary classrooms. Please take a listen!
Radio Ad – One Size Doesn’t Fit All