Here is a selection of photos from Session 7. We are #ETFOstrong! All photos by Kathryn Gaitens.
In his Closing Address President Hammond thanked delegates for participating in the democratic process of the union and talked about the importance of ensuring that we continue to mobilize. “I thank you for your unwavering belief in the importance of protecting public education,” President Hammond said. “I look forward to continuing to build a […]
This morning President Hammond invited parent activist Jessica Lyons from West End Parents for Public Education to address Annual Meeting delegates. “My message today is simple,” Lyons began. “Parents are with you. Across the province parents are standing with educators and pledge solidarity with you in organizing and job action. We can protect public education […]
Congratulations to Diane Dewing on winning the President’s Award for outstanding service to ETFO members as OTF Representative, and indeed to all Ontario teachers this past year as OTF President. At the provincial level, Diane has served on 10 ETFO task forces, the Regulation 274 Workgroup as well as the Collective Bargaining, Hiring, and Budget […]
Susan Thede joined the staff of the Federation of Women Teachers’ Associations of Ontario (FWTAO) in 1991. Prior to this Susan was a local president and chief negotiator in Dryden. Susan was hired by FWTAO to advise and provide leadership training to women in positions of added responsibility in schools across the province. Susan’s skills […]
Lorraine began her teaching career in East York. She was elected local president and then chief negotiator for the Metro Toronto locals before being hired by FWTAO to work in collective bargaining. Those early Federation years were exciting times organizing strikes and rallies before the arrival of cell phones and fax machines. Lorraine’s biggest project […]