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“We`re not quite out of the woods yet,” said Stephen Fields, a spokesman for the school board. “Membership and our administrators need to ratify the deal, but to use an old tired sporting clich√©, we are on the goal line and we have to beat it in the final zone.” Unionized employees will vote this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the union hall at 3400 Somme Ave. The DCDSB announces the ratification of the local collective agreement with the GSP We appreciate our ECEs and their partnership with our childminders and respect the fact that legal strikes can be part of the collective bargaining process in the negotiation of a collective agreement. We continue to hope that an agreement will soon be reached and we will continue to communicate as soon as information becomes available on www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. The Ontario Catholic School Authority reached a preliminary agreement with the Ford government on Thursday afternoon. I look forward to presenting this agreement to our members.¬†The Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE) is planning a complete withdrawal of services as of Monday, October 7, 2019, unless an agreement is reached over the weekend. All primary and secondary teachers at the DCDSB are represented by the Association of Catholic Teachers of Ontario (OECD). As part of the legal negotiation process, OECD members voted in favour of strikes in the absence of an agreement. Negotiations with the province are ongoing and there are steps and timelines that must be met before action can be taken.

Lecce also called on other teachers` unions to come to an agreement, as parents expect, “measures rather than delays.” The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OCDETA) announced today its intention to start work on Monday, January 13, 2020 in the absence of an agreement. This is part of the legal collective bargaining process. “We believe this is a fair deal for the board and for our people,” said Terry Lyons, Director of Education. “It recognizes the value of the contributions these employees make in the lives of our students and their families, but it also recognizes the reality of our current financial circumstances.” The APSSP represents paraprofessional staff in their employment on the Board of Directors. The current collective agreement between the parties expires on August 31, 2019. The bargaining agent representing the APSSP at the provincial level, pursuant to the School Boards` Collective Bargaining Act (SBCBA), the Ontario Workers` Alliance (EWAO), was established by the Ontario Catholic Trustees` Association (OCSTA) on May 10, 2019, the Commission sent its communication for negotiation. The parties to the SBCBA are in the process of scheduling a first collective bargaining meeting for their respective central bargaining table on June 19, 2019. . .