At the end of Session 3, President Sam Hammond released a new video on reporting violent incidents that is part of a multi-year strategy for addressing violence in schools. The strategy includes:
- Lobbying the Ministries of Education and Labour to address violent incidents in schools and improve school board compliance with health and safety legislation;
- Working with Ministry and school board representatives to improve workplace violence reporting and compliance procedures and develop training materials;
- Building community advocacy to press the government to review its education funding formula and provide more funding for special education and support for students with high risk behaviors; and
- Providing ETFO locals and members with enhanced education, training and resources on dealing with workplace violence.
VIDEO: Check out ETFO’s newest video for locals and members on reporting procedures for violence in schools. This 2:56 minute video provides an important introduction on the legal requirements for reporting a violent incident.
BROCHURE: This handy brochure outlines members’ rights to a safe workplace, health and safety legal and policy requirements, and responsibilities of members, school boards and principals concerning workplace violent incidents (PDF | Word).
Learn more about dealing with workplace violence, workplace harassment and serious student incidents in schools and workplaces at www.etfohealthandsafety.ca.