On February 3, Phase 5 of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) work-to-rule came into effect.

For this next phase, elementary teachers and education workers who are members of ETFO will not:

  • Participate in extracurricular activities at any time

If no agreement is reached centrally with the province, ETFO local groups will continue in a full withdrawal of services (strike action) requiring members to participate in a one-day rotating strike and a one-day province-wide strike each week.

Our priority remains the safety of our students and we want you to clearly understand the status of our schools during any labour action. We will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on elementary students and will keep you updated as the situation changes.

We understand these changes will be frustrating for our students, families and caregivers, however, we want to assure you that these sanctions will not impact classroom instruction and student learning.

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed of any future changes.

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