For the first time since talks broke off in September, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation Of Ontario, the Province and the Ontario School Boards’ Association are headed back to the bargaining table.
Education Minister Liz Sandals, who says a fair offer was tabled, asked the ETFO to come back last week to resume negotiations, and Sam Hammond, the head of the union, accepted.
The request was made shortly after an Unfair Labour Practice Complaint was filed with the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
The ETFO says its work-to-rule campaign will continue until a deal is reached; teachers will continue to provide instruction and other supports to students during that time, however they will not take part in fundraising activities, field trips, professional development sessions or training sessions.
Scheduled talks will continue Tuesday October 6.