The provisional agreement on the spot was concluded on 17 June 2016. The preliminary agreement is the result of negotiations under the new two-stage tariff structure created by the School Inspection Act 2014. We are pleased to inform you that an interim agreement has been reached on all issues at the country table between the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA), the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association (OCSTA) and the Ontario government. No details of the agreement are published pending the completion of the local ratification process. The details of the agreement remain confidential until they are ratified by all parties. Click here to view or download a press release on the provisional agreement. Local presidents are the voice of members between general assemblies who bring their experience as district leaders and their knowledge and understanding of the needs of members in the association`s decision-making processes. CUPE represents education workers in 26 Anglo-Catholic school boards. The Ontario Catholic School Trustees` Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents all Anglo-Catholic school boards and trains a total of 545,000 students in Ontario from junior kindergarten to Grade 12. Directors voted in favour of adopting interim local agreements with CUPE Local 4168; Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) – Elementary; and the OECD – secondary.
In addition, administrators ratified the provincial agreement with the Ontario Education Workers Association (EWAO), which represents Catholic professional assistants in St. Clair. As part of the province`s two-stage negotiations, contractual agreements must be reached at both the provincial and local levels. Agreement on the terms of the central agreement with the OECD was reached at the national table in August. and has since been ratified by OECD members and the Catholic Board of Directors of St. Clair. Several interim agreements negotiated in recent weeks with unions and associations representing Catholic teachers and Saint-Clair facilitators were ratified at today`s board meeting. Education contracts with groups of workers require a two-stage negotiation process with provincial contracts, followed by local agreements. The St. Clair Catholic District School Board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4168 announced a preliminary agreement at local discussions. “We are very pleased to have heard ourselves in the field with our casual teachers,” says Dan Parr, Director of Education.