Tentative Agreement Teachers Ontario

Today`s news marks the end of a bitter struggle between the province and teachers in Ontario. TORONTO — The union representing elementary school teachers in Ontario has ratified an agreement with the provincial government, formally ending a months-long struggle that has resulted in numerous rotating strikes and labor actions. The government also toned down its stance on increasing the average class size at high school and reduced it to 23 for the duration of the contract. Previously, the government had set a target of 28 and then 25, which would have led to thousands of teachers over four years. In recent months, the province has entered into agreements with the Ontario Teachers` Federation, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association and the Association des enseignants et des enseignants franco-ontariens. “While this interim agreement does not address all of our concerns, we recognize the current environment in which we find ourselves and the need for students to have stability once this emergency is over,” said Bishop. Before the schools closed, the four main teachers` unions had been involved in labour actions as tensions with the government escalated. Unions have recently resumed discussions with the government and childcare associations. Among the problems faced by the various unions were the increase in class sizes in high school, compulsory online courses for high school students, social benefits and a recruitment scheme that gives teachers with more seniority an advantage in the choice of occasional and permanent apprenticeship places in the long term. “ETFO will review next week the details of its preliminary central agreements and ratification process with local leaders and ETFO members.” The union representing Ontario`s public elementary school teachers and the province reached a preliminary agreement after months of bargan work. Ontario has reached a preliminary agreement with the last major teachers` union without a contract. Cathy Abraham, president of the Ontario Public School Boards` Association, said the latest central agreement “will help bring stability to our system in a situation that is clearly changing rapidly,” noting that negotiators “have often worked late at night and over many weekends to reach these agreements.” “While the ETFO provincial executive has approved the terms of these interim central agreements, the decision to accept them ultimately rests with ETFO`s 83,000 members,” Hammond said. About 97 percent of teachers and teachers voted in favor of the deal, the union said, and 94 percent of education workers voted to continue the new contract.

The Union of Elementary and Catholic Teachers has negotiated a total of more than $120 million to recruit more specialty teachers. The union representing Ontario`s secondary school teachers has reached a preliminary agreement with the province – the last of the education unions to do so. Details of the OSSTF`s preliminary agreement were not immediately revealed, but a source said it was similar to the one that was ratified earlier this month by the Catholic teachers` union. This agreement included annual salary increases of one percent, from middle class to high school of 23 students, compared to the previous average of 22, and two mandatory online learning courses with an opt-out policy for families. . . .