It’s been a month since the ETFO went into phase three of its work-to-rule job action in ONE elementary schools.
In the District School Board Ontario North East’s meeting, principals and vice-principals are being recognized for their additional responsibilities during the job action.
Director of Education at the ONE, Linda Knight says their workloads have increased greatly.
She says principals and vice-principals have taken over custodial duties, filling in for absentee teachers and conducting correspondence mostly in their off-time and from their homes.
Some of the strike action measures by teachers in include not filling in for absent teachers, not taking on additional students if a class collapses and no additional duties during preparation time.
The ETFO has been without a contract for over a year and Knight says she’s not sure when the province will return to the table.