ADM-14_15-084 DATE May 7, 2015 TO Unit Presidents OTBU Presidents Provincial Executive OTF Governors Provincial Office FROM James Ryan, President SUBJECT ETFO Strike Action On Monday, May 11, 2015 the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will begin a strike action in the form of a work-to-rule. At this time the focus of the sanction is administrative and ministry functions. The details of the communication from the ETFO Provincial Executive to their members follows. As we have with our colleagues in OSSTF, we will be working with and in support of ETFO’s struggle for a fair collective agreement that addresses the concerns of their membership. We are currently coordinating an MPP lobby campaign in conjunction with our ETFO colleagues. As well, we are joining OSSTF districts in MPP constituency office pickets. I ask that you extend support to your local ETFO leadership and members. JR/jmb STRIKE PROTOCOL: WORK TO RULE PHASE 1 Effective May 11, 2015 ETFO shall begin strike actions by the withdrawal of administrative services; Effective May 11 Teachers and Occasional Teachers will: NOT undertake any EQAO related activities including field testing, marking, administrative duties, or EQAO test preparation activities with students or other personnel; NOT undertake EQAO testing with students; NOT prepare report card comments, complete or package the June report card -teachers WILL provide the school administrator with a class list of marks for the various subjects/ strands taught; NOT perform the duties of a report card administrator [eg: merging, printing reports etc]; May 7, 2015 Unit Presidents et al. Page 2 NOT perform the duties of a computer site administrator; NOT attend staff/ divisional/ grade team meetings; NOT act as Teacher Designates or Teacher-In-Charge unless receiving an annual allowance or annual stipend under the collective agreement for this assignment; NOT participate in Ministry meetings/ activities of any kind before, during or after the instructional day; NOT meet with Student Work Study Teachers [SWST]; NOT conduct any reading, writing or mathematics assessments other than those that the teacher deems necessary to report on student progress; NOT input or submit any student assessment data [ie for MISA/ OnSIS] for any purpose other than their own personal student assessment; NOT participate in any professional development workshops/ activities/ discussion forum/ webinar sessions on Ministry initiatives and NOT attend meetings or undertake tasks related to the following Ministry of Education activities: Annual Learning Plan [ALP] projects Associate Teacher [AT] Pilot Projects Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement [BIPSA] create Pathways, All About Me Portfolios, Individual Pathway Plans District Reviews Early Years Collaborative Inquiry Experiential Learning Pilot Projects Learning for all Regional Projects Math initiatives... Ontario First Nation, Metis, and Inuit [FNMI] Education Policy Framework Initiatives Ontario Focused Intervention Partnerships [OFIP] activities Professional Learning Communities Regional MISA Professional Network Centres [PNC's] School/ Student Improvement Plans [SIPSA/ SIP's] School/ Student Support Initiatives [SSSI] Steps to English proficiency [STEP] System Implementation and Monitoring [SIM] Teacher Learning and leadership Program [TLLP] Teacher Learning Critical Pathways [TLCP]; and 21st Century Learning Projects. May 7, 2015 Unit Presidents et al. Page 3 Effective May 11 2015 Teachers and Occasional Teachers will: CONTINUE to teach and provide extra help for students; CONTINUE to take attendance; CONTINUE to maintain contact with parents regarding students during the instructional day; CONTINUE to provide scheduled supervisory duties. This job action is incremental in nature. This action will continue in effect until the labour dispute is satisfactorily resolved or ETFO's Provincial Executive deems that further actions are required. Should you have further questions or require clarification, please contact you steward or local.
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