President's Message - May 2020


We certainly are experiencing a year that most of us have never had to face before. At the time of writing it is very hard to schedule or plan for any events as no one know how long the Covid-19 is going to be with us. Your executive continues to meet through Video Conferences on Zoom.


In the coming weeks we will be making decisions on To Hell With the Bell, The Fall Luncheon, and the Poinsettia Luncheon.  As soon as decisions have been made, we will communicate to all of our membership through our newsletter how we plan to proceed.


In the mean time I hope you continue to follow the social distancing rules, wash your hands often and wear those masks when social distancing is not an option.  


Most of all, keep yourself healthy and hopefully we can meet together in person in the not too distant future.


Ian Hardie


President District 8

President's Message - February 2020


RTO ERO urges all retired teachers and educational workers to support the Unions as they struggle against the proposed cuts that the Ford Government is trying to impose on them. These cuts are ripping away many of the gains that we won in our contract talks.


Remember walking the picket lines? I urge you to support our teachers and educational workers in whatever ways you can; a visit to the picket line with snacks or a hot meal, walking with the strikers, or honking your support.


The people we support today with be our members tomorrow.


Ian Hardie


President District 8

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