Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario have re-elected Sam Hammond as president, a position he has held since 2009.

Hammond led the 76,000-member union’s fight against Bill 115, which imposed contracts with a two-year wage freeze on the province’s teachers.

He also defended his union’s one-day strike tactics, which teachers staged in December of last year to protest the legislation.

After being re-elected, he said he is looking forward to ensuring ETFO’s leadership in championing public education and democratic rights into the next round of collective bargaining with the provincial government.