About us

The Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local is comprised of approximately 2,200 Elementary Teachers employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. HWETL is an affiliate of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and as such is a professional organization dedicated to safeguarding and advancing the cause of publicly funded education while advocating for the interests and well being of its members. HWETL is also a labour union determined to secure and maintain fair and reasonable collective bargaining rights for its members. HWETL strives for membership involvement, while providing professional and personal services for all Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers. Recognizing and respecting diversity allows this organization to act as a unified body to fulfill its mandate of service for all members and the community.

We are located at:

105 Nebo Road
Hamilton Ontario L8W 2E1

Phone: 905-318-2771
Fax: 905-318-2550
Email: hwetl@sourcecable.net
Office Manager: Ursula Vander Ploeg

What’s New?

Hello everyone,

Well, it is that time of year again!

The HWETL Local office will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014. It will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

In addition, The ETFO provincial office will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014. It will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

The Emergency Legal Assistance system will be operational over the holiday period to respond to critical calls only. For information on the system please go to: http://www.etfo.ca/adviceformembers/allegations/pages/default.aspx. The phone number is 1-888-838-3836.

Non-critical calls and emails will be responded to after the holiday.

On behalf of the Executive and on behalf of the HWETL Released Officers, I extend sincere best wishes to you and your family for a joyous and restful winter break. Thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of the Local and your colleagues.

Jeff Sorensen
Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local
905-318-2771, ext. 225

Click here in order to access the Collective Bargaining Bulletins (Not to be printed or shared).

- Click on “News” for the latest on recent and upcoming events!

The 2013 HWETL Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC) has been formed in accordance with the Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers Collective Bargaining Committee Operating Procedures and Terms of Reference 2013

The HWETL CBC is comprised of the following HWETL Members:

· Jeff Sorenson (HWETL President)
· Paula Walker (HWETL Chief Negotiator)
· Heather Aggus Adeney (HWETL Vice-President)
· Melissa Dalley (CH Bray/HWETL Steward)
· Karen Hammond (Memorial City School)
· Vicki Pearce (Mountview/HWETL Executive)
· Jacqueline Phillips (Mary Hopkins/HWETL Steward)

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