ONTARIO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS APPROVE DEAL WITH FORD GOV'T

Apr 28, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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Elementary teachers in Ontario have overwhelmingly approved their new deal with the provincial government.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says 97% of its teacher members voted in favour.
The three-year contract will see them receive salary hikes of 1%-per-year for three-years, and 4% annual increases to benefits.
It also contains a 2-year, $89-million ”Support For Students” fund, which ETFO says will created about 434 teaching positions to address areas such as special education, English-language learning and mental-health initiatives.
The agreement also guarantees the one-teacher, one-early childhood educator model for full-day kindergarten and says there will be no changes to elementary class sizes.
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