Category: Labour

ETFO Waterloo Region Ratify Local Agreement

We are pleased to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board and ETFO Waterloo Region have ratified their local agreement. The agreement will expire August 31, 2017. “We appreciate and support the ratification of a local agreement with ETFO Waterloo Region. It has been a long process for everyone,” says WRDSB Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock. […]






Weekend Rental Permits Return December 5, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) reached a tentative agreement at the Support Staff central bargaining table on Friday, November 27, with the Government of Ontario and the Council of Trustee’s Associations, representing Ontario school boards. This tentative agreement impacts the Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation […]






Update on Secondary Report Cards

Our secondary schools are experiencing OSSTF Support Staff labour sanctions, which are having an impact on regular school administrative operations. The OSSTF Support staff group includes secretaries, custodians, social workers, school monitors and in-school technicians. Generation and distribution of mid term report cards may be impacted at some schools. Be assured that a fully completed […]






Update Regarding Community Use of Schools & Rentals

ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions. During these job sanctions, we have encountered situations where our usual service levels have been limited. […]






OSSTF District 24 Ratify Local Agreement

We are pleased to announce that the Waterloo Region District School Board and OSSTF District 24 have ratified their local tentative agreement. The agreement will expire August 31, 2017. “The ratification of a local agreement with OSSTF is a demonstration of the hard work and dedication of all involved. Steady and respectful discussion on both […]






Tentative Deal Reached Between Province & ETFO

We are very pleased to announce that on November 2, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) reached a tentative agreement with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Once the tentative central agreement has been ratified, we will be able to determine the timelines and process for teachers completing […]






Update Regarding Elementary Progress Report Cards

We appreciate the ongoing patience and support of parents/guardians during this time of province-wide labour unrest and uncertainty in our schools. Given the current cumulative impact of provincial labour action on the part of elementary teachers and WRDSB support staff (secretaries, custodians and supervision monitors in schools as well as some central staff), the Waterloo […]






Update Regarding Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities

On Oct. 22, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that they would be escalating their current job action next week, if a provincial agreement is not reached. As per their news release, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, elementary teachers and occasional teachers will withdraw from all voluntary extracurricular activities in Ontario public schools, […]






WRDSB & OSSTF District 24 Reach Tentative Agreement

We are pleased to announce that the WRDSB has reached a tentative collective agreement with secondary teachers, and occasional teachers. No further details are available at this time. Ratification of the agreement is anticipated in the coming weeks.






Important Information Regarding Rentals & Community Use of Schools

Educational Support Staff/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (ESS/OSSTF) and the Custodial and Maintenance Association/Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (CAMA/OSSTF) are currently in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). As a result, members of ESS/OSSTF and CAMA/OSSTF are taking part in a legal job sanctions. […]






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