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Fall Dinner October 23, 2017
Greater Essex ETFO Fall Dinner
Over 100 teachers attended our annual Fall Dinner to celebrate and continue the work of our union.

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Info Session April 23, 2017
Greater Essex ETFO Public Information Session
Designed to bridge the gap between an educator and parent, the Greater Essex ETFO held an information session.

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Spring Cake April 25, 2016
Greater Essex ETFO Annual Spring Meeting
Some meeting highlights included electing the 2016-2018 executive and celebrating our Superior Court victory over Bill 115.

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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.
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Curling photo March 26, 2016
ETFO Curling Bonspiel
Greater Essex teachers and their families were invited to a fun night of food, drink, and curling at Windsor's own Roseland Golf and Curling Club.

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December 21, 2015
Care Packages for Those In Need
Local executive members came in to the ETFO office and prepared hygiene packages for the Downtown Mission and Street Help.

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December 5, 2015
11th Annual Children's Party
Kids, kids everywhere! ETFO members and their families came out in force for this 11th annual celebration.

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November 8, 2015
Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel
In support of Community Living Essex County, Greater Essex ETFO members laced up their shoes and participated in the Jingle Bell Run, Walk & Wheel.

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September 7, 2015
Labour Day Parade
Greater Essex ETFO members and their children once again participated in the annual Labour Day parade.


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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.
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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. 
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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.

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October 28, 2014
Greater Essex ETFO Fall Dinner
Approximately 120 teachers and honorary life members attended this year's Fall Dinner. Provincial President, Sam Hammond, was the keynote speaker.

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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.

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April 22, 2014
Greater Essex ETFO Annual Meeting
Some meeting highlights included electing the 2014-2016 executive and making amendments to the local constitution.

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December 7, 2013
Greater Essex ETFO Children's Party
Over one hundred ETFO children, along with their parents/grandparents, participated in our ninth annual Children's Party.

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October 28, 2013
Greater Essex ETFO Fall Dinner
Members and special guests enjoyed another well-planned Fall Dinner while conducting some important business for the Local.

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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.
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June 11, 2013
Local Educators Mark in the Park
Local teachers and support staff spent a few hours demonstrating in the park to raise awareness around current issues in the sector.

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Pause March 7, 2013
Members Invited to Explain Their Pauses
ETFO members are being invited to communicate in their own words to the public, to the media, and to each other.

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NoBill115 November 19, 2012
Repeal Bill 115
Find out why you should be concerned about Bill 115, why it is so dangerous, and what you can do about it.

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Rally November 16, 2012
Public Education Rally - MPP Piruzza's Office
This lunchtime demonstration was the latest was the latest in a series of political action encouraging the repeal of Bill 115.

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Town Halls September 17, 2012
Town Hall Meetings
The second in a series of three informational meetings moves outdoors due to overwhelming response from members.

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Rally Shirt 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.
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Hiram Walker June 3, 2012
An Afternoon at Hiram Walker
Greater Essex ETFO's Recreation and Leisure Committee arranged for members and guests to enjoy a tour and tasting at the Canadian Club Brand Centre.
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Rally 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.
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Drummond 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.
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AssertivenessJanuary 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.
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