Ontario Teachers Union wants cell phones turned off in the classroom
TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ – This afternoon the Elementary Teachers
Federation of Ontario voted at its annual general meeting that student
cell phones should be turned off and stored during school hours, unless
a teacher gives permission.
The vote was part of a series of motions requesting that radiation from
cell phones and WiFi be recognized as a potential workplace hazard for
“There is cause for concern for members’ health and safety, especially
women,” said Sandra Wash, a teacher representing Peel District who
spoke at the meeting.
Two years ago the World Health Organization officially declared wireless
radiation from cell phones and WiFi to be a possible Carcinogen.
A second vote this afternoon demands that school Boards stop hiding WiFi
transmitters in the ceiling, and label them as part of a hazard control
ETFO is Canada’s largest teachers union, representing seventy-six
thousand Ontario elementary teachers.
SOURCE Safe School Committee