Keep Hydro Public! Our Durham ETFO Political Action Committee is tracking several important governmental policy directions that will affect our classrooms. Presently, our main concern is to Keep Hydro Public! Privatization always increases the cost of electricity, leaving less money for school operations, educational resources, and less money for families that are already struggling to pay bills. Please follow this link to contact your MPP and let them know your concerns.
Our PAC meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month. New members are always welcome!
Upcoming Events :
Sept 29: Monthly GSA meet has been pushed ahead to next Thursday, Oct 6. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Oct 1: Make it Fair rally at Queen’s Park, Toronto, at 1pm, with free buses leaving earlier from UNIFOR 222 (1425 Philip Murray Ave, Oshawa). Ontario workers are increasingly trapped in precarious part-time, temporary, contract and subcontracted jobs, as employers in every sector drive down wages and working conditions. Today, we have a once-in-a-generation chance to make sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour laws. It’s time to MAKE IT FAIR! RSVP for the Oshawa bus via http://bit.ly/oshawafightforfairness
Oct 3 & 4: In-school election for Executive Member-At-Large. Please see your steward for details.
Please see the Event Calendar for more.
RALLY IN SUPPORT OF TEACHERS IN MEXICO
Many thanks to those who came to support our call for justice at the Consulate of Mexico on July 4th! Read the official ETFO statement on Mexico here.
Applications for the 2016-2017 PD Fund are now being accepted. Once every three years, a member is eligible to apply for funding to help cover costs for conferences and workshops. First come, first served, with preference given to first-time applicants. The form is found here.
In other news: Anyone thinking of taking a gratuity payment should use this calculator to see if it is worth your while. In most cases, it is not. Please contact your released exec for more details.