A local educator has been elected as provincial executive to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.
Amy Chevis, also serving as the president of the Simcoe County Occasional Teacher Local, was elected during the annual meeting in Toronto, having started as a teacher in 2007. Chevis told a crowd of over 800 members that building community relationships is key to the fight to protect collective bargaining rights. “Having mobilized members when the government imposed Bill 115 in 2012, I believe and trust in the power of collaboration with other unions and the public.”
“Working with our education affiliates and building community relationships are critically important in our fight to protect collective bargaining rights and public education, particularly given the Ford Conservatives’ massive cuts to public education and public services,” added Chevis.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
banner photo courtesy: Simcoe County Elementary Teachers’ Federation