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ETFO Job Action to Begin Monday; Grand Erie Elementary School Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities and Assemblies Impacted

ETFO Phase 4 Job Action Scheduled for January 20 Includes Full Withdrawal of Services

Yesterday (January 9), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that escalated job action, in the form of Phase 3 Work-to Rule, will begin in schools across the province on Monday (January 13).

During Phase 3 Job Action, ETFO members will:

  • not participate in any field trips;
  • not participate in any extracurricular activities scheduled outside the regular school day;
  • not plan or participate in any assemblies, except to provide supervision to students.

Regrettably, this means that beginning Monday (January 13), all field trips for Grand Erie elementary students are cancelled. It also means that all elementary extracurricular activities scheduled outside the regular school day and any assemblies planned by ETFO members are also cancelled.

Additionally, ETFO also announced yesterday that escalated job action, in the form of Phase 4 Work-to Rule, is scheduled to begin in schools across the province on Monday, January 20.

Phase 4 Job Action by ETFO members includes a full withdrawal of services on a rotating basis. In Grand Erie, a full withdrawal of services by ETFO members would result in the closure of all elementary schools to students.

ETFO members in Grand Erie include all elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers, and all designated early childhood educators.

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