In short, collective bargaining protects your rights as education workers. Read your collective agreement today. Members of the Ontario Teachers` Federation (ETFO) voted to adopt central collective agreements with the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Public School Boards` Association and the Council of Trustees` Associations: 1928: A Standard Contract for Public School Teachers. With your collective agreement expiring on August 31, 2019, it`s a good time to ask what your union has done for you and other ETFO members and what it will do in collective bargaining in 2019. 2016: ETFO wins its Charter challenge by the Tribunal that Bill 115 violates members` rights to meaningful collective bargaining. All collective agreements in the education sector, including those of ETFO members, expire on August 31, 2019. Teachers` and non-teachers` salaries and benefits account for 75 per cent of Ontario`s public education budget, so we need to prepare for the opportunity for the government to discuss savings at ETFO`s central bargaining tables in 2019. 2005: ETFO negotiates 200 minutes of preparation time and ceilings for supervision in each teachers` collective agreement. ETFO`s power to bring about positive change comes from the collective strength of our members. Your professionalism, your willingness to advocate for educators and students, your commitment to your school and community, and your voice in advocating for the conditions that make Ontario`s education system one of the best in the world have made the difference. ETFO residents will now work with their respective school authorities to negotiate local collective agreements.
Their local collective agreement is full of rights, rights and protection against arbitrary treatment. In 2015, the CENTRAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN ETFO TEACHERS AND TEACHERS enshrines the right of teachers to use professional judgment in the assessment and evaluation of students. When we enter into collective bargaining this year, ETFO will strive to ensure that your professionalism and collective agreement requirements are met. Whether through collective bargaining, the representation of political interests or the promotion of social justice, ETFO will continue its efforts to build better schools and an exemplary public education system. Ask what you can do this year if your union asks you to be an important part of this effort. Every ETFO member has an interest in reading and understanding the agreement and supporting the local negotiation process. 1973: After the departure of 100,000 teachers of the year, Ontario passes legislation giving teachers the right to free collective bargaining and the right to strike. 2017: ETFO negotiates investments in special education and a priority fund to recruit more teachers to support early years special education, Indigenous students, vulnerable students and English learners. .
When you work daily at the ETFO provincial office or in one of its 76 Aboriginal people who care for 83,000 members, it is easy to forget that not all members have time to think about what it means to be part of a union. 2017: ETFO negotiates a cap on class sizes in kindergarten and ensures that class size averages for classes 4 to 8 do not exceed 24.5 students in all school authorities. To ensure that you receive timely information about collective bargaining, please subscribe to the ETT Electronic Communications reception. Visit the ETFO Collective Bargaining Website for more information on the School Authorities Collective Bargaining Act, 2014. Click here to enlarge Download the trading card [PDF] You can say that the daily pressure to be a teacher leaves you little time to think about something that goes beyond how you will spend the week. Or you`ve contacted ETFO to solve professional problems, learn professionally, connect with colleagues, or pursue a passion for justice and social justice to get you through your week, month, or year. . . .