There are only a few employment-related issues here that would be at risk without collective bargaining: EtFO residents will now work with their respective school boards to negotiate local collective agreements. In short, collective bargaining protects your rights as education workers. Read your collective agreement again today. Members of the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO) voted in favour of central collective agreements with the Ontario government, the Ontario Public Schools Association and the Board of Trustee Associations: every ETFO member has an interest in reading and understanding the agreement and supporting the local bargaining process. Their local collective agreement is full of rights, rights and protection from arbitrary treatment. «Together with our members, we would like to thank parents and other supporters for joining together last year for public education,» added Hammond. Visit the ETFO Collective Bargaining website for more information on the 2014 School Administration Act. Collective bargaining is an ongoing process that is constantly evolving and benefits over time from better protection and working conditions for education workers. Members, to ensure that you receive collective information in a timely manner, subscribe to ETT`s electronic communications. As an educator, you are a member of one of the most regulated trades in the province. From the Education Act to the Tea Profession Act to the Teaching Act to the Ontario College of Teachers Act, your chosen profession is overwhelmed on all sides by dozens of laws, regulations and guidelines. Any item that is not considered a «central point» can be negotiated at the local level between the ETT and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Among the topics discussed at Central Bargaining are: with the passage of the Bargaining Act 122, all points with a monetary element at the provincial level are now negotiated between ETFO, the ministry and the Ontario Public School Boards` Association (OPSBA).

«Our goal was to defend public education and the working and learning conditions that have made Ontario`s education system one of the best in the world,» said ETFO President Sam Hammond. «While these negotiations were protracted and difficult, our educators, with the support of parents and other members of the community, were held accountable for the government`s planned cuts to education.» All members are invited to engage and participate in the negotiations. . Collective bargaining is what defines your collective agreement, the document that describes a teacher`s salary, benefits, working conditions, sick leave, leave, protection from arbitrary discipline and much more. . Click here to enlarge Download the Bargaining Map [PDF], ETFO also sends a Bargaining eNewsletter Collective only for members. Please make sure your contact information with ETFO is up to date. You can update your contact information online or by phone at ETFO at 416-962-3836 and request membership data (available from 8:00 .m. — 17:00.m.). Your headteachers, superintendents and administrators can be well-meaning people who are committed to helping you work.

But good intentions do not replace the negotiated, legally enforceable document that clearly sets out your rights in the workplace. ETT is proud to announce that your local collective agreement is now…