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Labour Negotiations News

Province-wide negotiations between the Government of Ontario, public school boards represented by the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA), and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have come to an end following the ratification of provincial agreements.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF)

September 15, 2016

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has ratified a local agreement with the Board’s 5,400 permanent secondary teachers who are represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). Ratified local agreements have now been reached with all employee groups.

August 26, 2016

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has reached a tentative local agreement with the Board’s 5,400 permanent high school teachers who are represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). The agreement must still be ratified by both the TDSB and OSSTF.

August 18, 2016

In response to media requests for a status update on contract negotiations between the TDSB and the Toronto chapter of the OSSTF, the Board issued the following statement:

We are optimistic about negotiations with OSSTF. Bargaining sessions are set for the last week in August and we are hopeful that a fair and reasonable agreement can be reached. In the event that negotiations continue into the school year, our hope is that OSSTF keeps to their word that any  job action will not affect such things as extracurricular activities. In terms of the issues, if both parties are to be successful in negotiations, we are best to keep our discussions about outstanding issues at the bargaining table and not bargain through the media. We believe we can overcome our differences. As soon as we have more information, we will update the media, parents and students about what to expect in September

June 22, 2016

The OSSTF has not yet reached a local collective agreement with the TDSB and is continuing its strike-related action by withdrawing selected services. As a result, OSSTF has directed high school teachers to only provide marks on final report cards and to withhold any additional information about student achievement (teacher comments). The OSSTF has also directed high school teachers not to provide teacher comments to Principals and Vice-Principals. 

Read the important information for secondary parents/guardians with regards to report cards and status of negotiations. 

June 17, 2016

Talks were held between the TDSB and OSSTF on June 7, 2016. No agreement was reached and there are no talks scheduled at this time.

June 3, 2016

Talks between the Toronto District School Board and OSSTF Secondary Teachers are scheduled to resume on June 7, 2016.

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