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ETFO EC advisory lifted! See President Sam Hammond's letter to the members @ ETFO EC Advisory Lifted!
Premier Wynne announces she is pleased that ETFO talks are "building trust". Notes no compensation increase was offered in exchanged for the EC accord. Otherwise no details. See the premier's press release: Wynne
NEWS BLACK OUT FOR ONGOING NEGOTIATIONS IS IN EFFECT!!!
Executive meets with local leaders next Wednesday!
MOE talks continue. Some concrete items are on the negotiating table. Members will get to vote on any deal. More details to follow.
The ETFO media release reiterates the key points from Sam's letter: Media release
The Globe + Mail report basically provides an overview of the EC situation to date @ ETFO EC's
The Toronto Star report considers members online reactions. Notes EC's were and remain voluntary and up to the individual teachers @ More
It's interesting how this story is breaking online first through the social media rather than the regular news outlets. Both ETFO and the Premier's office released the notice simultaneously through their media websites.
Perhaps they are trying to avoid the usual leaks and confusion. At any rate it's refreshing to see the new media being used so well. Other affiliates take note!
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