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Local 9 and Local 11 Rallies

Friday there will be rallies happening for Local 9 and 11, which have both been on strike since August 2. A 12:30pm teachers and friends will meet at VEC at 250 Smithe Street to show their support. Immediately following that, there will be rally for teachers at Hanson International Academy in front of the River market in New Westminster from 1:30-2:30. Come on out and show your support for teachers in the ESL and private post-secondary industry. They are fighting for us all! For more details see their Facebook event pages:
Rally for ETEA Local 9
Rally for ETEA Local 11

Local 11 On Strike

Local 11, Hanson International Academy, has had 3 successful days of picketing, garnishing a wealth of support from locals and contacts in and around New Westminster. Teachers are firm in their resolve to do what it takes to achieve a first Collective Agreement. Hanson International Academy has cancelled the rest of their semester. For more details, check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Social At Goldie’s Pizza

ETEA will be hosting a social at Goldie’s Pizza on March 10. This event is open to all ESL and private-sector teachers. It’s a great chance to meet other teachers and find out what’s going on in the ESL industry. Pizza will be provided. There might even be a cold beverage or two on offer. Feel free to drop by any time between 4:00 and 7:00.

Goldie’s Pizza
605 West Pender (at Seymour)
March 10, 2016
4 – 7 pm

ILI Becomes Local 12

We are pleased to announce that International Language Institute (ILI) is the latest ESL school to join ETEA as Local 12. Teachers at ILI were strong in their resolve, responding to recent changes in their working conditions affecting pay. They voted unanimously in favour of unionizing, and on September 14 were certified. ILI Vancouver specializes in University Preparation and is a testing centre for TOEFL and IELTS.