In a statement, DDSB President Chris Braney seemed pleased with the agreements. “The Durham School Board appreciates the partnerships we have with our working partners. We are pleased to enter into an agreement with OSSTF Professional Student Services Personnel and ETFO Designated Early Childhood Educator Bargaining Units. The important role these two groups of employees play in serving students, and the system is essential to student success and well-being. As a Catholic school board, we respect the rights of workers` unions and are pleased that an agreement has been reached. We will continue to inform all of our labour groups on www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO) has been appointed by children`s educators and DCDSB to renew a collective agreement that expires on August 31, 2022. The parties will endeavour to secure ratification on the ground in the coming weeks. As a Catholic school board, we respect the collective bargaining process and hope that an agreement will be reached between all parties.
We are pleased to inform you that the Ontario Education Workers` Alliance (EWAO), the Ontario government and the Associations of the Board of Directors have reached an interim agreement. Interim Agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association – Durham Secondary Unit While we regret any disruption to student learning, we respect all our worker groups and understand that legal strikes can be a normal part of the collective bargaining process when a collective agreement is negotiated. We were told that, as part of collective bargaining, ETFO members could then begin to take work-by-law. The work action to the rule means the partial withdrawal of some basic services. In the event of a general strike on Monday, parents and guardians are informed directly by a courier before the start of the school day. Updates are also published on www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. Ocsta announced that OCSTA, the Ontario Catholic Teachers` Association (OECD) and the provincial government have successfully negotiated an interim collective agreement on essential conditions for basic, secondary and casual teachers in Ontario Catholic schools.