VIDEO: ETFO cancels protest following ruling from Labour Board
It was just before 4 a.m. on Friday that the Labour Relations Board of Ontario announced any protest staged by public elementary school teachers would be illegal and shortly afterwards, the ETFO responded.
President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Sam Hammond posted a statement on the union's website that reads:
"A Message for Members
The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ruled that the Political Protest scheduled to take place on January 11, 2013 violates the Ontario Labour Relations Act (OLRA).
We will abide by the decision of the OLRB. We respect the provisions of the Act - something we have requested the Minister and government to do for almost a year.
Monitor your school board website to determine if your school will be open for teachers, DECE, ESP, and PSP members.
If your school is open to staff you are required to report to your school or worksite on Friday morning."
Labour Board rules ETFO protest is unlawful