ONTARIO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS APPROVE DEAL WITH FORD GOV'T
Apr 28, 2020
By Bob Komsic
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.