Catholic Teachers Tentative Agreement

The OECD represents about 45,000 primary and secondary teachers in the publicly funded Catholic school system. All strikes by the Ontario Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) have been suspended because the union has reached an interim agreement with the provincial government and the Ontario Catholic School Association. Sources told the star that the province is close to correspondence with French-speaking teachers and is making progress with elementary school teachers. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) has reached a preliminary agreement with the province. “Our goal with respect to each collective agreement is an agreement that promotes sector stability, is consistent with our financial plan and achieves positive results for students and those working in the education system,” she said. The Ontario Teachers` Association in English obtained the agreement on Thursday and announced that it was suspending all stages of the ratification process. Liz Stuart, the OECD president, said the union would suspend all strikes until members vote on the deal. This should happen on April 7 and 8, the union said. The rotating teacher strikes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, which shuts down Ontario schools for two weeks after the March break, bring the province closer to a situation where the Education Relations Board could keep the school year at risk because students hold back the time they no longer had.

“The details of the agreement remain confidential until ratification. In accordance with the association`s ratification procedures, Catholic teachers will take part in a national vote on 7 and 8 April if OECD management and local unity presidents recommend authorisation. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Ontario Teachers` Association for Catholics of Ontario (OECTA) said the agreement was reached with “the Ontario Catholic Trust Association and the Ontario government on the essential terms of a new collective agreement. The OECD represents nearly 45,000 teachers in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation is the lone teachers` union that has not been recalled to resume talks. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) has reached a preliminary agreement with the province and the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association for the extension of collective agreements 2014-17. However, the situation of high school teachers remains tense.