“While this interim agreement does not address all of our concerns, we recognize the current environment we are in and the need for students to have stability as soon as this emergency is over. Alphonso, C. (2020, April 20). Ontario high school teachers get a preliminary agreement with the province. For www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-high-school-teachers-reach-tentative-deal/ 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. ArtusoMore, A., Artuso, A. (2020, April 20). OSSTF, Ontario government reach provisional agreement. Https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/osstf-ontario-government-reach-tentative-agreement While the two agreements release more than $85 million into a “Support for Students” fund that recruits more special school staff, the agreements also include the most controversial topics: larger classes and two mandatory online credits for youth. 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. Previously, the Ontario government had reached a preliminary agreement with the other three unions (ETFO, OECD and AEFO).
As such, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF), which represents 60,000 public high school teachers and education workers, was the last education union in the province to be on the list. This success brings a great deal of hope and optimism, especially in these difficult and uncertain times. In the coming days, local OSSTF/FEESO leaders from across the province will meet by teleconference to review interim agreements and decide, based on the processes established by the union, whether or not they will pass them on to members for ratification. The ratification of the members is scheduled for May. TORONTO, ON – April 20, 2020 – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) has entered into preliminary agreements with the province`s government and leadership associations at both centralized bargaining tables for teachers and education workers. 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. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members (teachers and education workers) will perform another one-day walkout (full withdrawal of services) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 with a number of school boards, including the Toronto District School Board, in the event of non-progress in negotiations. They will resume their work on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. We also hope that negotiations will continue and that a contract agreement can be reached to avoid further disruptions in student training. Details of the interim agreement have not been fully released to the public. However, a source revealed that the agreement is similar to the one ratified earlier this month by the Ontario Teachers` Association (OECD). The government had offered an annual salary increase of one percent, an increase in the average class size from 22 to 23 students and two mandatory online courses needed for the high school diploma.
Online courses have an opt-out policy for families; If, for some reason, parents or their child are interested in enrolling in such a course, they have the opportunity to meet with one of the school`s counsellors to discuss other options.