Hammond re-elected as president of ETFO
Sam Hammond, left, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, speaks during a press conference in Toronto on Aug. 30, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, August 12, 2013 8:18PM EDT
TORONTO - Members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario have re-elected Sam Hammond as president at the union's annual meeting in Toronto.
Hammond has served as president of ETFO since 2009.
The 800 delegates to the meeting also elected Susan Swackhammer, a teacher with the Grand Erie District School Board, as first vice-president.
Hammond led the 76,000 member union's fight against Ontario's Bill 115, which imposed contracts with a two-year wage freeze.
Hammond also defended the union's protest tactics as ETFO staged a series of one-day strikes last December to protest the legislation.
Hammond says he is looking forward to ensuring ETFO's leadership in championing public education and democratic rights into the next round of collective bargaining with the province.