ETFO to escalate strike action Jan. 13, rotating strikes could start Jan. 20

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Starting next week, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) members will not supervise extra-curricular activities or field trips.

And, if there is no progress in talks with the province, the ETFO will begin rotating one-day strikes the following week.

In a Jan. 9 press release, EFTO officials announced that as of Jan. 13 public elementary school educators will not supervise extra-curricular activities or participate in field trips.

ETFO members will also not arrive to work earlier than 20 minutes before the start of the instructional day and will leave within 15 minutes of the instructional play.

“They will not plan or participate in any assemblies except to provide supervision to students,” ETFO officials state.

Union officials say that if the “government refuses to address critical issues” by Jan. 17, ETFO members will begin rotating one-day strikes on Jan. 20.

ETFO represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province.

In the Upper Grand District School Board ETFO represents elementary and occasional teachers.