Tag Archives: Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF)

Minister of Education on Continued OSSTF Job Action

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announcement of another one-day strike: “Parents have been clear: strikes by unions hurt kids and investments should go to support student success, not towards enhanced compensation. We agree with Ontario parents. This is why we will continue to vigorously champion the ...

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Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Stage One-Day Strike

  Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation staged a one-day strike to protest planned government changes including larger class sizes and students having to take some e-courses. In Wawa, the striking teachers joined forces and walked up to the Wawa Post Office and then returned to picket outside of Michipicoten High School. Yesterday’s strike followed six days of information pickets – ...

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School Closures

Dec 4, 2019 @ 07:08 CSC Nouvelon schools are closed (École Saint-Joseph Wawa & É.s. Saint-Joseph Wawa) – CLOSED The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), the union that represents support staff in all of our schools, will conduct a one-day full strike – withdrawal of all services –today (Wednesday, December 4, 2019) since no contract agreement has yet been ...

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Minister of Education on Status of Labour Negotiations

Dec 4, 2019 @ 06:13 Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on the status of negotiations with OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation) on the eve of strike action: “My message to parents, on the eve of potential job action, is that our Government has remained reasonable at the negotiating table, with the objective of keeping ...

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OSSTF/FEESO members embark on one-day walkout

Dec 3, 2019 @ 11:08 After four consecutive days at the bargaining table, during which the government advanced not one proposal addressing major issues that affect the quality of education in Ontario, teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation began a one day, province-wide walkout at one minute after midnight this morning. OSSTF/FEESO remains committed ...

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Notice to Parents from Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board

Re: Labour Relations in Ontario’s Education Sector As you may know, on Friday, November 29,2019, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) provided five (5) days’ notice to engage in a one-day strike on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. This means that OSSTF workers will be on strike for one day, unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table beforehand. Although many ...

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OSSTF members to hold information pickets throughout Algoma District

Across the province, educational workers, teachers and noon hour aides will be continuing with Phase 1 of their provincial level job action as central negotiations enter into the eighth month. Locally and in the Algoma District, over 400 secondary teachers including occasional teachers and over 700 educational support staff and early childhood educators as well as HSCDSB noon hour aides ...

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The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association move closer to strike position

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) met today with representatives of the government and Catholic school board trustees, to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. A Ministry of Labour-appointed conciliator was present to assist with the talks. Seeing little prospect for further progress, OECTA has requested that the conciliator file a “no-board” report. “In spite of the challenges ...

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Notice to Parents from Algoma District School Board

Nov 29, 2019 @ 21:57 November 29, 2019 Dear ADSB Families of Elementary and Secondary Students: The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has provided notice that it is escalating its work-to-rule strike action to a full withdrawal of services (otherwise known as a strike or walkout) for one day, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 if a provincial agreement is ...

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Statement from Education Minister on OSSTF Strike

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding the decision of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) to escalate to a strike only two days after initiating a work-to-rule campaign: Strikes hurt kids. Our Government has been clear, we want deals that keep students in class. For teacher unions to leave the table, to turn their ...

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Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) to hold one day strike – Wednesday, December 4

Teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) will participate in a one-day, province-wide full withdrawal of services on Wednesday, December 4, if a new agreement is not reached before then. The one-day strike will follow six days of information pickets and a limited withdrawal of administrative services that began November 26. The announcement of ...

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Minister of Education Statement on First Day of Work-to-Rule

Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement on the first day of work-to-rule action: “I’ve been clear – I want to get deals that keep the children of this province in school. It is regrettable the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have chosen to escalate to work-to-rule action, ...

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Secondary School teachers begin work-to-rule across Ontario on November 26

All ADSB secondary schools remain OPEN. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members, including secondary teachers and support staff (Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators and Secretaries) will begin legal strike action on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The strike action will take the form of a withdrawal of administrative services (“work-to-rule”). Further information on the withdrawal ...

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OSSTF/FEESO to conduct strike vote

After months of delays and inaction by the Ontario government, and no indication that meaningful discussion will take place, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) feels it now has no choice but to begin the process of conducting strike votes among its members across the province in the coming weeks. “The government claims that it wants to resolve these ...

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