October 23rd, 2015
On Oct. 22, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that they would be escalating their current job action next week, if a provincial agreement is not reached. As per their news release, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, elementary teachers and occasional teachers will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities in Ontario public schools, as directed by ETFO provincially.
Extracurricular activities occur outside of instructional time, either before or after school or during nutrition breaks. Examples of these activities include clubs, sports teams, choirs, and bands. ETFO has indicated that breakfast programs and Remembrance Day activities will not be impacted by this increase in job action.
We appreciate your patience during these difficult times and will continue to keep you up to date as information becomes available. We are hopeful that an agreement will be reached with the province as soon as possible.
Have questions? Read our Q & A on withdrawal of extracurricular activities