December 21, 2022
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New Tentative Bargaining Dates; Meaningful Collaboration Best
On December 5, 13, and 20, the OECTA Provincial Bargaining Team (PBT) met with representatives of the Government of Ontario (Crown) and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA), to continue negotiations for the renewal of the central terms of our collective agreement.
As always, the PBT came to the December negotiating sessions ready to bargain to achieve the best for the students you serve, recognizing that Catholic teachers’ working conditions are your students’ learning conditions. Unfortunately, the Crown and OCSTA have not done the same, and, as a result, there has been very little in the way of progress in the last few bargaining sessions.
The PBT took the opportunity to remind OCSTA and the Crown that Catholic teachers, with your qualifications
and experience, know best what students need to succeed. The PBT further reiterated the importance of
meaningful collaboration between the government, school boards, and educators, to realize the best possible
learning and working conditions in our schools, calling on OCSTA and the Crown to take the steps necessary to
ensure productive discussions at our upcoming tentative bargaining dates in the new year.
The following tentative dates have been set to continue discussions:
• January 9
• January 10
• January 25
• January 26