Public Secondary Teachers Endorse
Provincial Framework Agreement
(Toronto) - At a meeting in Toronto on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, over 100 representatives from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) teacher and occasional teacher bargaining units endorsed the provincial framework agreement that had recently been negotiated with the Ontario Public School Boards' Association.
This framework agreement addresses many issues that have impeded the local negotiations process to date and therefore paves the way for meaningful local bargaining.
"It is expected that with this additional information, local negotiations between OSSTF bargaining units and school boards should lead to collective agreements being reached by the January 30, 2009 deadline," stated Ken Coran, President of OSSTF.
Coran further added that, "At the completion of the local bargaining process, it is essential that a formal review be conducted to assess the effectiveness of this two-tiered bargaining approach and include recommendations for the future."
OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.
Ken Coran, President
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
(416) 751-8300 or 1-800-267-7867
Details of the Provincial Framework Agreement in the Latest Staff Room Rap
and The complete Press Release from above.