Etfo Reached A Tentative Agreement
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. “Our government is pleased to announce an interim agreement between the Crown, teachers and education workers and school board associations,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a statement. “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. “This preliminary ETFO agreement creates additional momentum for the agreements and progress that students deserve after being signed last week with the Ontario Association of Enhancers (OECD),” Lecce said in a press release released Friday. Hammond stated that ETFO`s provincial board of directors had in the meantime approved the terms of the interim central agreements and that the decision to accept the seismations ultimately fell to ETFO`s 83,000 members. The Ontario Primary Education Teachers` Union has reached a preliminary agreement with the province. #BREAKING: Education Minister @Sflecce`s statement on the provisional agreement @ETFOeducators #onpoli #onted pic.twitter.com/BIHYPUx2KN Education Minister Stephen Lecce said he was “pleased” with the interim agreement, which includes teaching assistants and the School Board Trustee Association. At this stage, ETFO will not comment further on the interim central agreements with the media. The agreement with the Elementary Teachers` Federation of Ontario (EFTO) means that the government has now entered into preliminary agreements with two of the four major unions. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association reached a preliminary agreement with the province on March 12. 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 is a democratic organisation and ultimately it is membership that decides whether this interim agreement is acceptable,” Hammond added. “Local leaders will now focus on reaching agreements within their respective school boards.” “ETFO will next week review the details of its interim central agreements and the ratification process with local leaders and ETFO members.” TORONTO — After months of rotating negotiations and strikes, the Ontario government has reached an agreement with the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO).
ETFO issued a statement on the interim agreement in which union president Sam Hammond said the negotiation process that led to Friday`s development was “long and difficult.” READ MORE: Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association announces interim agreement, suspends all strike action The union representing primary school teachers and the province of Ontario has reached an interim agreement after months of barganing.