Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario moves into Phase 3 of Work-to-Rule

Posted on Tuesday January 14, 2020

January 13, 2020 – Effective immediately, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is now in Phase 3 of a work-to-rule. This means that public elementary school educators in our District will not:

  • supervise extracurricular activities unless they are scheduled within the regular school day
  • participate in field trips
  • plan or participate in any assemblies, except to provide supervision to students

In the coming days, you may receive a communication from your child’s school about cancellations or postponements of extracurricular and field trips that affect your child.

Finally, the ETFO has also announced that, should the government not address their concerns, they will begin a full withdrawal of services – walkout - on a rotating basis beginning January 20, 2020. There are no details on what this may look like at this time.

Our District will share updates and information as we receive them on our Twitter (@RCDSB), Facebook and rcdsb.on.ca. We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.