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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

ETFO MOE EC Accord Reached!


Regular updated news links continue on the next blog.

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

COMMENTARY

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!

More discussion about what happens next follows on my blog below ...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why Sam Why? To lead us along for 7 months and then drop us back into the fray after we were basically raped is hard to believe. Your statement that we will vote on the next contract is a joke right? Bill 116, 117, Hudak, 118 etc etc is coming. The only fight we had was what we were doing. You threw us under the bus. Does a plum position await you and Ken Coran? Why Sam Why?

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