Three one-hour telephone town hall meetings with President Sam Hammond about central bargaining and ETFO’s job action have been arranged for:
Tuesday, September 29 from 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm


Waterloo ETFO members will be receiving their call at 7:15-8:15


The telephone town hall meetings are open to ETFO members only.


ETFO members will receive an invitation by telephone to participate in their designated town hall meeting a few minutes before the meeting begins.  If the call isn’t immediately picked up, a voicemail message is left instructing the member how to access her/his scheduled town hall meeting.


You can update your information with ETFO provincial through this link:

Information that can be given to Parents

The following link is to a flyer provided by ETFO provincial for ETFO members to download and distribute to parents when leafleting or at events.

The letter should NOT be handed out to students.

The letter should NOT be copied or distributed using WRDSB time or resources.

The letter should ONLY be given DIRECTLY to a parent or parents.

Members are not obligated to distribute the letter, however as it has been provided we are sharing it here. Some members have contacted us asking about material that could be provided for parents that request it or have questions.

To download the letter click: ETFO Letter To Parents

If there are questions about the letter or around distributing it, please contact us at the office.

Federal Election

Federal Election

The federal election is right around the corner and it’s important that all members cast their vote on October 19th. Make sure that you are ready to vote and you can check your registration here

At our ETFO Annual Meeting, the delegates passed a motion that ETFO endorse the NDP in the election. In spirit of this motion, I have attached the names and ridings of the NDP candidates and encourage you to learn more about them, possibly working on their campaign.

What Should ETFO Members Do?

  • Ensure you’re on the Voters List – check
  • Check with your local about volunteering to work on a candidate’s campaign.
  • Donate to a candidate of your choice.
  • Take a candidate’s sign.
  • Check the issue backgrounders and fact sheets on ETFO
  • website:
  • Attend all-candidate meetings and ask questions.
  • Vote in advance poll – October 9, 10, 11 and 12.)
  • If you miss the advance polls, vote on Election Day – October 19.
Waterloo Diane Freeman
Kitchener Center Susan Cadell
Kitchener-Conestoga James Villeneuve
Kitchener South – Hespeler Bruce Lorne
Cambridge Bobbi Stewart

Wynne Wednesdays

Wynne Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, all ETFO members are encouraged to wear black to symbolize mourning the loss of our collective agreement. There are free T-shirts available to pick up at the WROTL office from Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Wearing these free T-shirts is an easy way to show solidarity and put a face on the importance of fair collective bargaining.

ETFO Solidarity Website

Week 20 – Strong, United, Determined

On Monday, September 21, 2015 ETFO teachers and occasional teachers started Phase 3 of our strike action. We had been without a collective agreement for 366 days. We have been on strike since May 20.

It was a challenging week – escalated strike action, the first Wynne Wednesday, and some school, boards started pushing back in inappropriate ways.

To see how ETFO members around the province are standing strong together, visit