Teachers' union wants to meet with Kathleen Wynne ASAP

Sam Hammond meets with members and supporters of the ETFO during a rally in Downtown Kingston on...

Sam Hammond meets with members and supporters of the ETFO during a rally in Downtown Kingston on Thursday December 20th 2012, during a provincial wide day of strike.

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:46 AM ET

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) says it wants to meet incoming Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne as soon as possible "to help end the chaos in schools created by Bill 115."

Bill 115 freeze wages, cuts sick days and eliminates the perk that allowed teachers to cash out unused sick days when they retire. The province has promised to repeal the controversial Bill 115 by the end of the month but union reps say that won't be enough to appease frustrated teachers.

"We hope that Premier Wynne will govern in the best interests of working people in Ontario and restore the democratic values that have shaped this province," ETFO president Sam Hammond said in a statement Saturday night.

"The imposition of Bill 115 by the Liberal government and Progressive Conservatives has caused chaos in the education sector. We believe the new premier has a fresh opportunity to work to resolve that situation."

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

 

 


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