Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 17, 2005 15:50 ET

Limestone Teacher Elected to ETFO Executive

Mike Lumb Elected to ETFO Executive Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) -
Mike Lumb, a teacher with the Limestone District School Board and president of the Limestone ETFO Teacher Local, has been elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO). The election took place at ETFO's annual meeting in Toronto.

"Public education in Ontario has suffered in the last decade and so did our working conditions. This last round of bargaining changed that. In our local, unified leadership and provincial bargaining worked well for us - we won improved wages, benefits, and working conditions. This is an organization I like and want to give my time to," Lumb told the ETFO annual meeting delegates.

"As a local president I am daily confronted with issues, brought to me by individual members, that go beyond our local jurisdiction. They are provincial issues," said Lumb.

"ETFO has provided me with many leadership opportunities. Through these I have gained many skills, skills that I now want to use on behalf of elementary teachers across the province as a member of the provincial Executive," Lumb said.

Lumb has been a teacher for 12 years. He has taught grades kindergarten through 8. He has been the president and chief negotiator of his local for the past four years. He sits on the provincial Teacher Education/Faculty Liaison Committee and has participated in the provincial mentorship program.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents 65,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario and is the largest teacher union in Canada outside of Quebec.

/For further information: Mary Morison, 416-962-3836, Ext. 2337, 416-948-3406 (cell), mmorison@etfo.org
Aug. 15-18 - ETFO Media Room, VIP Lounge, Toronto Sheraton Centre
416-947-4980 (phone), 416-947-4981 (fax)/ IN: EDUCATION

Contact Information

  • Johanna Brand, Communications Officer, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2339
    Secondary Phone: 416-948-2554
    Toll-Free: 888-868-3836
    E-mail: jbrand@etfo.org