Have Teachers Reached An Agreement
“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,” President Harvey Bischof said in a statement. “While ETFO`s provincial management has approved the terms of these interim central agreements, the decision to accept them ultimately rests with ETFO`s 83,000 members,” Hammond said. Teachers were employed in a job to govern, and had often conducted one-day provincial strikes, although they were recently put on hold. The bishop stated that “the interim agreement does not address all of our concerns,” but that after the end of the pandemic, it will provide greater stability in Ontario`s schools. In a statement to members of the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO), the union said local presidents and chief negotiators will review the terms of the agreement Wednesday in a phone call to City Hall. We made a deal with @ETFOeducators, Ontario`s largest teachers` union. This is progress for students in these uncertain times. #ONpoli pic.twitter.com/ohnzK14Xcj “Our government is pleased to announce an interim agreement between the Crown, TEACHERs and ETFO workers and school board associations,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a statement. He added: “These are extraordinary times.
When we started the negotiations almost a year ago, no one could have foreseen the situation we are facing today. The province has also had discussions with the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation and AEFO, which represents teachers on the French Board of Directors. Catholic teachers, provincial and school councils were called back to the negotiating table by the National Ombudsman last week and have been held since then. He also said that the government`s priority is to get good agreements with the education unions, and that is exactly what we have done by reaching agreements with all the school unions in this province. The union representing teachers at Ontario`s public high school says it has signed a new three-year contract with the provincial government, ending a controversial back-and-forth between the two parties since September 2019. The union, which represents public primary school teachers in Ontario and the province, reached an interim agreement after months of barganing. #BREAKING: Sources say @globalnewsto @osstf reached an agreement with the government. The preliminary agreement includes the latest offer of @Sflecce on e-learning and class size… More #onted About 97% of teachers and casual teachers voted in favour of the agreement, according to the union, and 94% of education workers voted in favour of the new contract.
In recent months, the province has entered into interim contracts with three other teachers` unions following controversial negotiations that have led to the emigration and closure of schools. Meanwhile, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) and the Franco-Ontarian Teachers` Association (AEFO) remain unseeded. In a press release issued Tuesday morning, the Elementary Teachers` Federation of Ontario (ETFO) said that the majority of its members had voted in favour of the adoption of the interim agreement reached in mid-March.