As an organization, and as reflected in its provincial Policies document, RTO/ERO has several Guiding Beliefs that reflect its history.
The policy statements of RTO/ERO reflect the fundamental beliefs that guide the organization’s actions with respect to its role, philosophy and objectives.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
- RTO/ERO believes it must maintain an effective voice in the management of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation.
- Ministry of Senior Affairs
RTO/ERO supports the establishment of a full Ministry for Senior Citizens’ Affairs by the Provincial Government.
- Provincial Testing and Recertification of Teachers
RTO/ERO is opposed to the provincial testing and recertification of teachers.
- School Closures
RTO/ERO encourages all appropriate education partners to consider the issue of school closures in a democratic manner, with the first criterion being the total welfare of students.
- Public Health Care System
RTO/ERO supports a public health care system that provides comprehensive services for seniors.
Support for Active Teachers and Publicly-Funded Education
- Support for Publicly-Funded Education
RTO/ERO believes that well-funded, public education systems provide the best opportunity for a quality education for all citizens in Ontario.
- Support for Active Teachers
RTO/ERO supports active teachers in their efforts to maintain and improve the publicly-funded education systems of Ontario.
- Support for OTF and the Affiliates
RTO/ERO supports the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and its Affiliates in those activities that will enhance the quality of teaching and learning for teachers and students in the publicly-funded education systems of Ontario.
- Right to Strike
RTO/ERO supports the right to strike of teachers, support staff and faculty in publicly-funded school boards, colleges and universities in Ontario, both as a basic condition of employment and a legitimate means to achieve collective agreements.
- Defined Benefit Pension Plans
RTO/ERO believes that Defined Benefit Pension Plans provide the best retirement income security.