ETFO THAMES VALLEY TEACHER LOCAL

2911 Bateman Trail London, Ontario N6L 0A6 Telephone: (519) 474-3150 / Fax: (519) 474-3664 Web Site: www.etfothamesvalley.com E-mail: etfotvtl@etfothamesvalley.com

Memorandum
To: From: Date: Re: ETFO Thames Valley Teacher Local Members Phillip Mack, President November 12, 2012 Response to the Director of Education Letter Dated November 8, 2012

As you are aware, the Director of Education sent a letter to teachers on November 8, 2012. The Federation has responded to the Board and the response included the following statements: • It was, and remains, our position that our members are exercising their individual rights to refrain from performing certain activities and that this individual action does not constitute strike activity; • We also fundamentally reject your claim that members are acting contrary to the law. Indeed, ETFO members are exercising their rights in accordance with the supreme law of Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and are exercising their constitutionally protected right to engage in peaceful political protest as they deem to be appropriate; and • ETFO will support and defend our members to the fullest extent if the Board carries out any of the improper threats or pursues any of the avenues suggested in your letter. Please contact the ETFO Thames Valley Teacher Local 519-474-3150 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter.

c. Released Officers, ETFO Thames Valley Teacher Local Mark Hachmer, Executive Assistant, ETFO Provincial

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