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Monday, August 17

ETFO Annual Meeting in the News

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Media Coverage of ETFO Annual Meeting: Ontario teachers ramp up PR campaign ahead of negotiations CBC News – Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Liberals, school boards ‘in for the fight of their lives’ The Hamilton Spectator – Tuesday, August 18, 2015 ETFO’s federal election plan to ‘Heave Steve’ Toronto Sun – Monday, August 17, 2015 Liberals, […]

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View video of President Hammond's Opening Address

Now available: video of President Sam Hammond’s Opening Address an album of photos from Monday 2015 Report to Annual Meeting Report on ETFO’s Equity and Women’s Programs  

Media Release: Brantford Teacher Susan Swackhammer Re-elected First Vice-President of ETFO

Susan Swackhammer

For Immediate Release – August 17, 2015 TORONTO, ON – Susan Swackhammer, a teacher with the Grand Erie District School Board and former president of the Grand Erie ETFO Teacher Local, was today re-elected first vice-president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) for another two-year term. “We cannot accept the faulty mantra that […]

Media Release: Sam Hammond Re-elected President of ETFO

Sam Hammond

For Immediate Release – August  17, 2015 TORONTO, ON – Sam Hammond was re-elected president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) at its Annual Meeting today for a fourth term. He has served as ETFO president since 2009. “I am proud to lead a union that is united in its resolve to do […]

Candidates for Election

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President* acclaimed Sam Hammond Hamilton-Wentworth Teacher Local First Vice-President* acclaimed Susan Swackhammer Grand Erie Teacher Local Vice-President Nancy Lawler Bluewater Teacher Local Vice-President Monica Rusnak Ontario North East Teacher Local Vice-President – Female Karen Brown Elementary Teachers of Toronto Vice-President – Female Deb Wells Limestone Teacher Local OTF Table Officer Dianne Dewing Upper Canada Occasional […]

Excerpts from the President’s Address

ETFO President Sam Hammond

President Hammond spoke directly to those who question the democratic nature of unions: To those critics who suggest unions are not democratic or that we lack transparency, I say pay attention over the next several days. This Annual Meeting is our union democracy at work, and delegates play a central role in that process. You […]

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