OSSTF will hold a one-day Walkout on some boards on December 11 if no tentative agreement is reached. The SCDSB is one of those boards. Since this afternoon, there has been no common change in collective bargaining status, a full one-day withdrawal is planned for tomorrow. All NNDSB primary and secondary schools will remain closed to students on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Remember, no school tomorrow 11/19 for gr 9-12 due to a one-day strike of @osstf. @HPEschools is one of nine principals involved. Find out more in a letter from Director Sean. Regular day for all K-12 students pic.twitter.com/lWrMOM5Whz Just a reminder that schools will be closed to students on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in the absence of agreement between the province and OSSTF. For all BHNCDSB “work updates,” please read our Chairman`s Communications – t.co/DO1Z4jolpP t.co/4mfMzOsNYe NNDSB says that current notifications have been forwarded to employees in accordance with the process and procedures of their collective agreements and established communication protocol. In the absence of a provisional agreement, OSSTF (teachers and secondary education workers) continues with the one-day visit already announced for Wednesday 11 December. As a result, TDSB high schools are closed to students. t.co/jMrxZFuDnG pic.twitter.com/m34kPjDuxj Meanwhile, it was reported on Tuesday that the provincial government had reached an interim agreement with the Ontario Educational Workers` Alliance – one of many unions currently in ongoing negotiations with the government.
TLDSB High Schools and AAECs will be closed on December 11 for another one-day OSSTF strike if no agreement is reached. Updates will be made available to families as more information becomes available. On Tuesday afternoon, Lecce said that satisfying all union claims and class claims and applying the same conditions to other education unions would cost the province $7 billion over three years. “The government has not put forward a single proposal during this period and we have on the table the latest proposals they must respond to,” Bishop said. With the transition to central and local collective bargaining, our collective agreement is now in many parts. The central and local collective agreements together constitute completely new conditions. In addition to these documents, there is now the prorogation agreement and the remediation agreement of Law 115. We are working to put them together to create a document, but it is a moving target. “But our real hope is to come to the negotiating table, to negotiate an agreement that will support the quality of education in this state, and then we will not take any more action,” Bishop said on Wednesday. Bishop Lecce criticized Lecce for making the rhetoric around the discussions instead of conducting constructive negotiations.
Sources familiar with the negotiating positions of the Ontario government and OSSTF, but not able to speak publicly, have previously said that issues of compensation, class size, e-learning and layoffs are important points of disagreement at the negotiating table.