News & Announcements
Posted June 23, 2017
The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario, Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA), and all union groups and associations have reached agreements on contract extensions. The current agreements expire on August 31, 2017.
The extended agreements will run from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019.
Posted April 14, 2016
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. […]
Posted April 7, 2016
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 […]
Posted December 2, 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 […]
Posted November 23, 2015
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 […]
Posted November 17, 2015
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 […]
Posted November 4, 2015
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 […]
Posted October 27, 2015
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 […]
Posted October 23, 2015
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, […]
Posted October 22, 2015
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.