In a statement to members of the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO), the union said local presidents and chief negotiators will review the terms of the agreement Wednesday in a phone call to City Hall. The union, which represents public primary school teachers in Ontario and the province, reached an interim agreement after months of barganing. On March 20, 2020, ETFO reached an interim central agreement with the Ontario Public Schools Association (OPSBA) and the Crown (i.e., the Ontario government), as well as an interim central agreement between teachers with the Trustes` Associations Council (CTA) and the Crown. ETFO obtains interim agreements at centralized negotiating tables. @etfopresident said: “We are very grateful for the unwavering support and solidarity of our members and public opinion who continue to work for public education… READ t.co/YYmyh5UdAk #onpoli #Onted pic.twitter.com/0WaZfzcgwe “ETFO will next week discuss the details of its central preliminary agreements and the ratification process with EtFO leaders and local members. “#BREAKING: Statement by education minister @Sflecce on the preliminary agreement @ETFOeducators #onpoli #onted pic.twitter.com/BIHYPUx2KN ETFO residents will now work with their respective school boards to negotiate local collective agreements. This round of negotiations has been exceptionally long and difficult, but we have finally reached an interim agreement that believes ETFO is fair and meets the needs of our members,” said SAM Hammond, President of ETFO. An ETFO vote between teachers and casual teachers will be held on the provisional agreement, with the results of the vote expected in mid-November. READ MORE: The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association announces interim agreement, establishes all strike actions in Tsekouras, P. (2020, March 21).
The Ontario government has reached an interim agreement with ETFO. toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-government-reaches-tentative-agreement-with-etfo-1.4862278 “Our government is pleased to announce an interim agreement between the Crown, TEACHERs and ETFO workers and school board associations,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a statement. Since the implementation of the School Board`s Collective Agreements Act in April 2014, ETFO has negotiated key agreements on behalf of its casual teachers/teachers and education workers: as a result, the ETFO Steering Committee has approved the conditions, but the final decision is in the hands of ETFO`s 83,000 members. “ETFO will next week review the details of its interim central agreements and the ratification process with EtFO leaders and local members,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. The Ontario Primary Education Teachers` Union has reached a preliminary agreement with the province. Ontario has a preliminary contract with the largest teachers` union ETFO | CBC news from the province. (2020, March 21). The www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-reaches-tentative-contract-deal-elementary-teachers-1.5505373 members of the Ontario Teachers` Federation (ETFO) voted in favour of centralized collective agreements with the Ontario government, the Ontario Public Schools Association and the Trustes` Associations Council: ETFO said separate centralized agreements had been negotiated for teachers and education workers.