April 26, 2023 - Status of Women Committee's BOOK CLUB!
Get your copy of My Mother's Daughter: A Memoir of Struggle and Triumph by Perdita Felicien at...
April 3, 2023: Retirement Workshop (UAW Hall, Wallaceburg)- Register Here
April 7 + 10, 2023: Holidays (Schools are Closed)
April 28, 2023 Professional Activity Day
May 25, 2023 Spring General Meeting (details to come via email)
President Tracie Booth (Released)
VP Lambton Bethany Tiegs (Released)
VP Kent Sarah Hall (Released)
Treasurer Shawna-Lee Rivard
Secretary Katie Hewett
CB Chair Nicole Schultz
Shannon Handsor Evans
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If you feel your workplace is unsafe, here are steps you may want to take:
1. Inform your administrator and your H&S site rep. . Keep notes with dates, times and discussion points. At this point your administrator should take steps to resolve your concerns. If they are unable to do so, request that a Potential Incident be completed in Intelex.
2. If the unsafe situation is not resolved and you are being required to work in that situation, you have two courses of action. One, you can file a complaint with the Ministry of Labour, Trades and Skills Development. You can call or file online. https://www.ontario.ca/page/filing-workplace-health-and-safety-complaint. Ministry of Labour 519-336-1200
Or you can inform your administrator that you wish to refuse unsafe work. This is called a work refusal. If you believe a work refusal is appropriate please refer to the following:
Members have the right to refuse unsafe work. Below are the work refusal checklist and video from the ETFO website to help you understand your rights.
At any point you can reach out to the LKETFO office for support. It is important for you to know, while we will support you through the process, the reporting to the MOLTSD and/or a work refusal cannot be done on behalf of the member. These are done by the member.
ETFO Human Right's Statement
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is committed to:
providing an environment for members that is free from harassment and discrimination at all provincial or local Federation sponsored activities;
fostering the goodwill and trust necessary to protect the rights of all individuals within the organization;
neither tolerating nor condoning behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of individuals or the integrity of relationships; and
promoting mutual respect, understanding and co-operation as the basis of interaction among all members.
Harassment and discrimination on the basis of a prohibited ground are violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code and are illegal. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination, as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code, at provincial or local Federation sponsored activities.