Tdsb Strike Agreement

Update: June 26, 2020 The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has voted to ratify a local agreement with the 17,700 education workers represented by the local Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4400. This local agreement was also ratified by CUPE Local 4400. Read more. Today, the Elementary Teachers` Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) announced that the two unions will participate in a one-day walkout on Friday, February 21, 2020. If the strike were to continue as planned, all international elementary language and African Heritage classes would be cancelled only on strike days. However, all adult non-loan programs, such as Adult ESL and Learn4Life, will continue to operate. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) announced today that its members (teachers and education workers) will complete a one-day walkout (full withdrawal of services) on Thursday, March 5, 2020 and return to work on Friday, March 6, 2020. In the event of a stoppage on March 5, the TDS would have no choice but to close all secondary schools (gr. 9 to 12) for students, for lack of sufficient supervision to ensure their safety.

We also hope that negotiations will continue and that a contract agreement can be reached to avoid further disruptions in student training. OSSTF has informed OPSBA and the Ontario government that they are requesting a non-board report for OSSTF Education Workers. This means that OSSTF Education Workers will be in a legal strike position 17 days after the No-Board report is issued if there is no agreement on a new contract. OSSTF did not indicate that its bargaining unit for education workers would begin working. If this is the case, work activity could range from the withdrawal of certain services to a complete withdrawal of services (strike). If a work action takes place, it can be done in one or more school offices at the same time or at different times. A preliminary agreement has been reached with CUPE on a new contract and we hope that a new contract can be negotiated with OSSTF and all other school management groups. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) has announced that another one-day walk in some Ontario school boards will take place on Wednesday, January 15, if no agreement is reached. It is important to note that this Walkout has no effect on TDSB. The Ministry of Labour has published a non-board report for OSSTF teachers and OSSTF workers. This means that OSSTF teachers and OSSTF workers will be on legal strike in 17 days, on 18 November 2019.

As in previous strike days, the TDSB would have no choice but to close all secondary schools (9-12) to students tomorrow, for lack of sufficient supervision to ensure their safety. Parents/guardians are required to make alternative arrangements for their children if necessary. Please note that school offices are always open. ETFO residents will now work with their respective school boards to negotiate local collective agreements. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) will participate tomorrow (Thursday, March 5, 2020) in a rotating strike that will have an impact on the TDSB. Boschof said the one-day strike should “continue to draw attention to this government`s destructive cuts to the education system.” AEFO, the Union of Francophone Teachers, also announced that its members would organize a national strike on March 5.

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