STRIKE PROTOCOL: WORK TO RULE PHASE 1
Effective May 11, 2015 ETFO shall begin strike actions by the withdrawal of administrative services; Effective May 11 Teachers and Occasional Teachers will:
NOT undertake any EQAO related activities including field testing, marking, administrative duties, or EQAO test preparation activities with students or other personnel;
NOT undertake EQAO testing with students;
NOT prepare report card comments, complete or package the June report card -teachers WILL provide the school administrator with a class list of marks for the various subjects/ strands taught;
NOT perform the duties of a report card administrator [eg: merging, printing reports etc];
NOT perform the duties of a computer site administrator;
NOT attend staff/ divisional/ grade team meetings;
NOT act as Teacher Designates or Teacher-In-Charge unless receiving an annual allowance or annual stipend under the collective agreement for this assignment;
NOT participate in Ministry meetings/ activities of any kind before, during or after the instructional day;
NOT meet with Student Work Study Teachers [SWST];
NOT conduct any reading, writing or mathematics assessments other than those that the teacher deems necessary to report on student progress;
NOT input or submit any student assessment data [ie for MISA/ OnSIS] for any purpose other than their own personal student assessment;
NOT participate in any professional development workshops/ activities/ discussion forum/ webinar sessions on Ministry initiatives and
MOE Liz Sandals: Not impressed [of course]!
NOT attend meetings or undertake tasks related to the following Ministry of Education activities:
Annual Learning Plan [ALP] projects
Associate Teacher [AT] Pilot Projects
Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement [BIPSA]
create Pathways, All About Me Portfolios, Individual Pathway Plans
Early Years Collaborative Inquiry
Experiential Learning Pilot Projects
Learning for all Regional Projects
Ontario First Nation, Metis, and Inuit [FNMI] Education Policy Framework Initiatives
Ontario Focused Intervention Partnerships [OFIP] activities
Professional Learning Communities
Regional MISA Professional Network Centres [PNC's]
School/ Student Improvement Plans [SIPSA/ SIP's]
School/ Student Support Initiatives [SSSI]
Steps to English proficiency [STEP]
System Implementation and Monitoring [SIM]
Teacher Learning and leadership Program [TLLP]
Teacher Learning Critical Pathways [TLCP]; and
21st Century Learning Projects.
Effective May 11 2015 Teachers and Occasional Teachers will:
CONTINUE to teach and provide extra help for students;
CONTINUE to take attendance;
CONTINUE to maintain contact with parents regarding students during the instructional day;
CONTINUE to provide scheduled supervisory duties.
This job action is incremental in nature. This action will continue in effect until the labour dispute is satisfactorily resolved or ETFO's Provincial Executive deems that further actions are required. Should you have further questions or require clarification, please contact you steward or local.
ETFO's Phase 1 plan will first and foremost direct it's consequences to at the OPSBA and MOE, rather than place the heaviest burden on the parents and students whom the teachers are there to serve. Note that report card marks will be submitted, for the school to compile, complete and send out. Teachers will be available for parent contacts concerning their students during the regularly scheduled instructional day. Also note that the plan is incremental, and but a first step prior to further, escalating job actions as deemed necessary by the provincial executive.
ETFO's Phase 1 plan treads lightly on the contentious issues of a teacher's extracurricular duties as they apply to student supervision and after school activities, which as of Fall 2013 is still a part of an unresolved issue/ case before the OLRB.
ETFO's Phase 1 plan effectively diversifies and supplements OSSTF's Magnificent 7 incremental strike plan. So far, OECTA continues to be missing in action, without any job actions, including Work to Rule or a Teacher Strike not expected until June, or more likely, by OECTA's own reckoning, not until much later this fall, effectively maintaining business as usual during the period when parents will be deciding where to register their children for classes next year. Tch Tch!!!
See the ETFO Media Release @ ETFO WTR!
ETFO's 2014 Bargaining Goals are shown here @ ETFO
OPSBA: What was ETFO offered? @ Initial Offer!
ETFO at the OLRB @ Fall 2013