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OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5

OECTA TO HOLD PROVINCE-WIDE WALKOUT MARCH 5
TORONTO – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced that it is planning a one-day, province-wide walkout on Thursday, March 5. Teachers in publicly funded Catholic district school boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work or performing any of their teaching duties. Last week, after the mediator called the bargaining parties back to the table, the... Read More

Record Outflows Continue Through February; Maximized outflows in March

Record Outflows Continue Through February; Maximized outflows in March
The International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board agreed on February 21 to continue deviating from Plan 2014 and maximize outflows through the spring. As was the case in January, outflow for the month of February is expected to set a new record. Without the record outflows employed since the beginning of the year, water levels would be even higher than... Read More

Statement from OECTA President Liz Stuart on Monday’s Negotiations

Statement from OECTA President Liz Stuart on Monday’s Negotiations
“Catholic teachers have met more than 40 times with the government and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, made significant progress with the trustees on major issues, and offered flexible solutions to the government to help protect publicly funded education in Ontario. Recognizing that strike action is difficult for everyone involved, our decision to suspend this week’s rotating strikes was... Read More

Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO

Minister of Education on Increased Escalation by ETFO
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to escalated strike action by ETFO (Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario): “The safety and security of our students are of the utmost importance to this government. I hope that ETFO will work with school boards to ensure that the escalated work-to-rule measures do not risk student... Read More

OSSTF Strike Planned for Feb. 28

OSSTF Strike Planned for Feb. 28
Brockville – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), which represents secondary teachers and professional student service personnel within our board, gave notice that their members will hold a one-day strike on Friday, February 28 at some school boards across the province if progress is not made at the provincial bargaining table. The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) will be included in this one-day strike.... Read More

CDSBEO Labour Relations Update for Week of February 24th, 2020: Scheduled Strike Day Cancelled

CDSBEO Labour Relations Update for Week of February 24th, 2020: Scheduled Strike Day Cancelled
Kemptville – The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), the union representing all CDSBEO teachers, has provided notice that the rotating provincial strikes scheduled for this week have been suspended as meaningful negotiations resumed today. Therefore, all CDSBEO elementary and secondary schools will now be open on Friday, February 28th (previously a scheduled strike day). The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’... Read More

ETFO: Ford government must get back to the bargaining table and negotiate deals that are good for students, educators and public education

ETFO: Ford government must get back to the bargaining table and negotiate deals that are good for students, educators and public education
Toronto – The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is urging the Ford government and its Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, to get back to the bargaining table so agreements can be reached that are good for students, educators and public education by Friday, March 6, 2020. “ETFO begins its Phase 6 Strike Protocol on Wednesday, February 26,” said ETFO... Read More

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020

Highlights from UCDSB Board of Trustee Meeting Feb 12th, 2020
Brockville – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 for their regular Board meeting. They discussed several agenda items: North Stormont Public School Video Presentation Trustees viewed a video from North Stormont Public School highlighting how their School Improvement Plans for Student Achievement and Wellness (SIPSAW) are implemented day-to-day. Included were parent and student testimonials on the... Read More

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes

STEO Announces Bell Time Changes
Brockville – In September 2020, there will be changes to bell times at 32 of our 38 schools in the regions of Leeds, Grenville, Dundas, Prescott and Russell. Elementary school morning bell times will range from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Morning bell times at all high schools will be 8:00 a.m. This is the result of the implementation of... Read More

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA

Minister of Education on Resumed Negotiations with OECTA
TORONTO — “Students belong in class. My objective has always been to reach deals with our education labour partners – deals that are fair to students, hard-working parents, and our valued teachers and education workers. I am pleased the mediator has called all parties back to the negotiating table, as we have always said, we stand ready to negotiate to reach... Read More