Our members report that the number and severity of violent incidents is increasing and front line supports are lacking for students with high risk behaviours, said ETFO President Sam Hammond.
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ETFO will be escalating its current Phase 3 strike action. Beginning Wednesday, October 28, ETFO teacher and occasional teacher members will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities.
Teachers and occasional teachers are continuing to provide daily instruction to students and have the safety of their students as a prime objective.
ETFO has escalated its work-to-rule strike action because the terms it was offered by the Liberal government and the OPSBA in early September are inadequate and ignore elementary school issues.
Teacher and occasional teacher (OT) members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin a phase 2 work-to-rule strike action on the first work day of the 2015-2016 school year.