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Friday, 18 September 2015

ETFO WTR Phase 3!

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ETFO soldiers on, with the exception of the CUPE education support workers, all but alone, abandoned by OECTA and OSSTF, who have taken the 1.5% contract table crumbs, and run for cover. Here are the details of ETFO WTR Phase 3, as released by the CTV and the Toronto Sun. See below:

·  Not fill in for an absent teacher or take on additional students if a class is collapsed because an occasional teacher has not been retained

·  Not take on additional duties during regularly scheduled preparation time (including teaching in another class)

·  Not participate in teacher performance appraisal meetings, unless the member is on an improvement plan or long-term occasional assignment

·  Not respond to email, electronic or phone communication from administrators unless it involves the safety of others, absences, day plans or occasional teacher assignments

·  Not update classroom websites, blogs or newsletters



·  Not submit any long-range or short-range plans, or literacy and numeracy block plans

·  Not update Individual Education Plans (IEPs) after the 30th day of school deadline

·  Not participate in any in-school meetings or professional learning activities on PA days, opting instead to use the time for their own professional development within the classroom

·  Not prepare report card comments or complete or package progress reports, though they will provide administrators with a hard copy list of learning skills and work habits ratings

·  Not conduct parent interview related to the progress report cards, unless there are concerns identified by the teacher about a child's progress

·  Not act as division chairs or team leads



Hooray 4 Wynne Wednesdays: Make a statement!

Furthermore, on Wynne Wednesdays each week, the teachers will:

Refrain from any activities that take them away from their classrooms

·  Demonstrate union solidarity by wearing ETFO buttons, caps or T-shirts, or a union colour

·  Send messages to the Minister of Education or the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA) about the importance of "fair and reasonable collective bargaining"

·  Engage in planned lobbying activities including pickets, rallies and letter-writing campaigns.

COMING: ETFO Phase 4 WTR will be announced in October, "if sufficient progress has not occurred."

NOTES: Teacher free speech salutes and encourages all affiliate solidarity with ETFO's plans. All teachers, especially the over 20% [1 in 5] of OECTA and OSSTF members who did not vote yes to ratify their contracts might now consider supporting ETFO in all their future rallies and picket activities as you consider how to straighten out the mess and deal with the CB betrayal within your own so called "teacher unions".



ETFO: the real deal?

COMMENTS:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

God bless Sam Hammond- the one teacher union leader who has not SOLD OUT! Yu da MAN Sam!

Anonymous said...

I find it very interesting that Mr. Chiarelli lashes out of those who voted for the most recent OECTA Memorandum of Settlement. The members have spoken with 80% in favour but somehow, in his interpretation of democracy, it is the 20% who voted against the settlement that should have prevailed. Perhaps a refresher on the principles of democracy is in order.

David Chiarelli said...

Hmmm. 20%+ or 1/5 is a number that suggests there is substantial opposition to the BS which passes off as the info/ pablum dished out by the union powers as a part of the so called ratification" process". Or is that not a part of your principles of democracy too?

Seems to me you might be the one needing the refresher course. Please see the many guest blogs posted here, filling in but some of the many important missing parts that were left out in the heavy handed, one sided hard sell + CB talk details presented for these bad deals.

What I find especially interesting is that in the past the winning vote has been given, so why not now, eh?

80% or less, is not a good number for these type of ratification votes as we all know. PLUS, we aren't told how many members that actually represents. Would you accept a provincial/ federal or any other type of democratic election w/o this most basic info?!? I think not.

So much for said much touted version of the principles of democracy. Quite frankly, I see few here as a part of the "process" to start with. Teachers unionists are well educated. We deserve much better than this. We need to demand much better than this. But that has not happened here! That is the biggest disgrace.

This is not the union movement many of us fought so hard to build over the years. Teacher free speech and grass root renewal are vital, democratic principles that I will continue to proudly stand for. You can like it or no/ agree or disagree, but please note that I also include my name.

Thanks!

David Chiarelli

Anonymous said...

Please do not use the word DEMOCRACY when referring to OECTA. OECTA is not a DEMOCRACY.

Anonymous said...

Yes OECTA is a democracy. See OECTA Handbook and give it a good read.

Colin MacDougall cupe1165 said...

Thank you for this site Dave.I enjoy the info and debate. Cupe is working hard on a deal that is geared to our needs not teachers.

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