David Mastin from the Durham Teacher Local has been elected Vice-President (Open) at Annual Meeting 2019. The following release has been sent to media:
Durham teacher David Mastin elected Vice-President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
For Immediate Release – August 14, 2019
TORONTO, ON – David Mastin, president of the Durham Teacher Local, was elected Vice-President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. Mastin was first elected to the Federation’s provincial Executive in 2013.
Speaking to more than 800 ETFO members, Mastin said, “At every turn, ETFO must continue to fight the Ford Conservatives’ massive cuts and interference in free collective bargaining. Threats to the Full-Day Kindergarten model and fair hiring practices, and the need to address the lack of front-line supports leading to violence in our classrooms, are critical for improving working and learning conditions in our schools.”
“People power is the answer to overcoming the destructive Conservative agenda. Along with the strength of our 83,000 members, we will continue to build strong coalitions with like-minded community and labour organizations that value our world-class education system and the public services that families and communities depend on,” added Mastin.
David began his teaching career in 1995 with the Durham Board of Education (now Durham District School board) after graduating from the University of Toronto. At the Durham Teacher Local, he served as local treasurer, secretary, Political Action chair, second vice-president and first vice-president before being elected president in 2015. David has also served the local as chief negotiator, and member of the bargaining team and all local committees. In the community, David has volunteered as a ski patroller for the Canadian Ski Patrol System, holding a variety of leadership positions within Kawartha Zone.
At the provincial level, David has served on the provincial Representative Council Selection Committee and was a past member of the Teacher Education Faculty Liaison Committee.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at BuildingBetterSchools.ca.