April 20, 2016
Bill 115 Charter Challenge Victory
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that the Ontario government’s Bill 115 imposed in the fall of 2012 was a violation of the collective bargaining rights of education unions.
June 16, 2015
Public Education Workers Protest Local and Provincial Cuts
Public education workers rallied outside the Greater Essex County District School Board office to protest local and provincial cuts to education, moments after the 2015-16 public school board budget was passed.
June 12, 2015
Celebration 25 / Retirement Dinner
Our local Celebration 25 and Retirement dinner was a great evening filled with good food, company and worthy recognition of the meaningful work that teachers bring to students’ lives.
May 6, 2015
Greater Essex ETFO Bargaining Meeting
In an overwhelming show of solidarity, approximately 400 teachers came out to tonight's stewards meeting to discuss next steps in this round of bargaining.
August 14, 2014
Provincial Annual Meeting 2014
This past week, ETFO held its Annual Meeting in Toronto, where 640 participants were in attendance to debate and decide the future direction of our organization.
June 13, 2013
ETFO Achieves Memorandum of Understanding with Government
The MOU meets the government parameters set out for this round of bargaining including a salary freeze, and reflects a shared desire to improve environments for both teaching and student learning.
June 19, 2012
Public Education Rally #2 - MPP Duncan's Office
Hundreds of education workers and supporters gathered again, in solidarity, to defend public education and workers' rights to negotiate collective agreements.
June 1, 2012
Public Education Rally #1 - MPP Piruzza's Office Approximately 500 education workers and supporters came together, in solidarity, at Windsor-West MPP Teresa Piruzza's office to oppose the McGuinty government's tactics towards workers.
February 13, 2012
Response to the Drummond Commission's Report
Greater Essex ETFO and Provincial ETFO challenge the Drummond Commission's focus on public sector jobs and salaries as the sole means for reducing the deficit in Ontario.
January 21, 2012
Assertiveness Training Workshop
Greater Essex ETFO was proud to be the host local for a provincial, regional workshop on the topic of assertiveness. The successful event garnered interest in a continuation being offered.
May 31, 2011
May Teacher of the Month - Joanne Pizzuto
Joanne is a JK/SK teacher at Dr. David Suzuki Public School She works in a positive and professional manner with a team of two other teachers and an E.A.
February 24, 2011
Students embrace anti-bullying message
The colour of the day was pink at Roseland public school where special education teacher Shelley Whittaker helped organize her school's Pink Shirt Day.
February 20, 2011
W.G. Davis public school wins $1,000 for green project
Grade 3 teacher Carrie Thwaites said her class won the grant to help develop a reading garden at the Fountainebleau Library on Rivard.