The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECD) has announced that members of the province will take administrative action from Monday, January 13, in the absence of an interim agreement. The School Board of the Catholic District of Toronto said it was pleased to hear that the two parties had reached an interim agreement. It is not known whether a compensation move was initiated as part of the interim agreement. Details of the agreement remain confidential until it is ratified. In accordance with the association`s ratification procedures, Catholic teachers will take part in a national vote on 7 and 8 April if OECD management and local unity presidents recommend authorisation. TORONTO, March 12, 2020 – We are very pleased that the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association, the provincial government and the Ontario Teastors Association (OECD) today reached an interim collective agreement after months of negotiations. The preliminary agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiators to the well-being and progress of all Catholic school students and staff across Ontario. “The OECD has reached a preliminary agreement with the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association and the Ontario government on the essential terms of a new collective agreement. The details of the interim agreement will be known after ratification. We appreciate the efforts of our negotiating team and Crown partners, as well as the representative of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce said he was focused on agreements with other teachers` unions. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECD) met today with government officials and administrators of the Catholic School Board to continue negotiations on a new collective agreement. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) has reached a preliminary agreement with the province. Stuart said details of the agreement would not be published until members ratified. Details of the agreement remain confidential until it is ratified. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the preliminary agreement was “good for students, good for teachers and educators, and good for the people of this province.” All strikes by the Ontario Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) have been suspended because the union has reached an interim agreement with the provincial government and the Ontario Catholic School Association. Ontario`s four major education unions have requested an immediate meeting with the Minister of Labour and Ministry of Education officials, saying the “Ontario Schools Reopening Guide” does not meet the requirements of the Ontario Health and Safety Act. But the government had said it was not going beyond an offer to increase wages and benefits by one percent a year – unions demanded 2% pay and about 6% on benefits – and wanted to make concessions on a regulation that provides for the abandonment of old ones. However, decisions on strikes could be shaken for weeks: the province announced on Thursday that it would close all publicly funded schools after the March break, from March 14 to April 5, for two weeks, to stop the spread of the virus. The Association of English Ontario Teachers (OECD) is pleased to announce that David Church will assume the role of Secretary General from June 1, 2019. In November 2018, the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) implicitly released a report on governance.
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