Labour Relations Update – August 25, 2015
August 25th, 2015
Secondary School Update
The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased that the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) have reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario government and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) regarding central items. No details of the agreement can be provided at this point in time.
The new two-tiered structure of labour negotiations requires an agreement at both the provincial and local level. An agreement between the local WRDSB high school teachers’ union and and the WRDSB on local issues is still required. Talks are scheduled between both parties, and we will continue to keep parents, students, and community members informed through our website at www.wrdsb.ca/labour
Elementary School Update
On August 20, 2015, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced phase two of work-to-rule. The work-to-rule directives are administrative in nature, and we anticipate they will have a limited impact on students. At this time, ETFO has informed its members that they may volunteer to provide extracurricular activities.
We will continue to keep parents, students, and community members informed of any developments via our website at www.wrdsb.ca/labour