ETFO begins Phase 2 job action Dec. 10

Posted On Monday December 09, 2019

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that, in addition to the Phase 1 Work-to-Rule Strike Protocol currently in place, its members will begin Phase 2 of its job action on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Some examples of the Phase 2 protocol include:

  • Not planning any new field trips scheduled to occur before June 30, 2020
  • Not collecting money for school-based activities except those for charitable causes
  • Not distributing any memos/letters from a school and/or school board

Full details about Phase 2 may be found on ETFO’s website: Phase 2 Work-to-Rule Strike Protocol

Elementary schools will remain open and teachers and administrators will continue to be focussed on supporting the learning needs of students. 

Contract talks between ETFO, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the Ontario government are currently taking place in Toronto. The Thames Valley District School Board is hopeful that a provincial agreement can be reached soon. 

Thames Valley appreciates the patience and understanding of parents and guardians during this time. 

Ongoing updates will be posted on Thames Valley school websites and on social media channels.