Nov 13, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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The last of the province’s four big teachers’ unions has a deal, formally ending the work-to-rule campaign by the Elementary Teachers Federation.
Voting ending at midnight on a tentative agreement reached back on November 2.
Under ETFO’s ”double majority” voting process, both union members and union locals must approve – 86% of the 78,000 members and 98% of union locals did.
The government has insisted all teachers deals are ”net zero” contracts, meaning any wage increases had to be offset by savings elsewhere.
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President Sam Hammond says the teachers won improvements related to student learning conditions.
For example, school boards will avoid full-day kindergarten – Grade 1 split classrooms.
There’ll also be a review of full-day Kindergarten staffing and class sizes, while Grade 4 thru 8 class sizes will also be examined.
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