ETFO ratifies MOU by 91% vote! Details @ RESULTS!
Here's the official ETFO press release @ Done!
Here's MOE Liz Sandals official statement @ Media Release
ETFO has made its MOU readily available for us to see + study. Here are some key links to the information:
Here's the original ETFO media release @ It's official!
Here's the original MOE media release @ Sure is!
Here's the ETFO MOU @ MOU
Here's the ETFO MOU Summary Chart @ Summary
ETFO President Sam Hammond + General Secretary Gene Lewis discuss + explain the MOU for the membership ratification vote @ Yes or no?
ETFO's town hall info meets + on line voting procedures for it's member ratification vote are listed @ Ratification
ETFO's News tweets are second to none @ Lisa
Here is how the news media have been covering the story:
The Globe + Mail reports @ It's a deal!
The Toronto Star Reports @ You bet!
The Toronto Sun reports @ An understanding
The National Post reports @ Big news!
The Brampton Guardian reports @ It's true!
Newstalk 1010 radio reports @ other media?
ETFO decides! On line voting has started ...
Some key points at a glance:
ETFO members will review the tentative deal. There will be a ratification vote on June 23.
There will be local town hall info meetings and an on line vote starting next week.
ETFO members are promised the 2% differential in their salary. Caveat? It will take effect with their next contract. It will not be retroactive.
The ETFO 2% is a "catch up" with the salary of the OSSTF and OECTA teachers. As such it is not a raise. Rather it puts them on equal footing with the rest of the provinces teachers salary wise.
ETFO President Sam Hammond emphasizes the need for a democratic + respectful process to negotiate fair local contracts in 2014. This deal seems to have set that tone.
Hammond does not believe the deal would've been reached without ETFO's prolonged protest.
Two more weeks are added to the maternity leave.
Existing support staff workers levels will be maintained.
Parallels OSSTF + OECTA deals on sick days + non vested compensation. Also with many other terms.
There are however some enhancements to sick days, unpaid days + gratuities. See the MOU.
There is a Health + Safety Task Force being created.
The "Me too" clause can be evoked by the other affiliates [OECTA + OSSTF].
The Province is claiming the deal will be cost neutral as per the provincial budget.
The PC's disagree. The Me too clause will allegedly make it more expensive.
The unpaid teacher leave savings are expected to off set the cost.
CP24 is not providing it's usual live t.v. coverage of the announcements as they are made. Another Rob Ford scandal is the top news story.
Follow Up Articles
[Ed: I will add the different "analysis" as they become available over the next few days, especially in the newspapers weekend editions. Stay tuned for the good, the bad and the ugly ... ]
Don't expect volunteer EC's will just miraculously reappear. The anger and resentment runs deep over the way teachers have been treated @ P.O'd
A trip back to Feb 2012 with Sam Hammond @ Long Road!
The Globes Adam Radwanski claims the OLP is trying to buy back the teachers good will @ $$?
Toronto Sun's Christina Blizzard takes the Tory line that the big spending Liberals caved into the unions demands again @ Wrong!
More coming! Stay tuned!