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OSSTF/FEESO’s Education Forum Wins Big at Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards (2023)

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The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) print and digital magazine Education Forum, recently received accolades from the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) when it was named a co-winner of the Ed Finn Award for excellence in writing for print. The winning article is entitled “A Review of the 2019-2020 Round of Collective Bargaining” and was written by Chris Samuel, OSSTF/FEESO’s Policy Analyst/Researcher. The writing reviews the unique strategy taken by OSSTF/FEESO in the 2019-2020 round of collective bargaining with the government of Ontario.

The judges’ commentary highlighted that:

A Review of the 2019-2020 Round of Collective Bargaining”… makes several notable accomplishments. For one, it politicizes the sort of analysis and commentary which are regularly presented as mere factual appraisals, and describes how that sort of political agitation can be. The piece also details the strategic considerations present in labour actions and bargaining, offering education to readers new to labour politics.”

“Being recognized for our content in this way is a testament of the quality of the writing in our magazine,” said Education Forum editor Tracey Germa. “It is our goal to create meaningful and engaging labour and education-focused material, and Chris Samuel’s piece is all those things,” she concluded.

Chris Samuel notes on the piece: “I truly enjoyed writing this article because the study on which it was based was one of my favourite projects at OSSTF/FEESO. I think the study captured the innovation and commitment the Federation brings to bear in support of its Members and public education. I’m particularly glad that Education Forum is reaching audiences in the labour movement beyond OSSTF/FEESO. I truly believe that we all benefit when unions share creative strategies and build off each others’ successes.”

OSSTF/FEESO congratulates Chris Samuel and the whole team behind Education Forum for their outstanding work throughout their issues and this particular achievement.

Follow Education Forum on our social media and web platforms:

Education Forum website

Education Forum Facebook page – @Education-Forum.ca

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