While the two deals unlock more than US$85 million in a « student support » fund to hire more special educators, the agreements also contain the most controversial topics: larger classes and two mandatory online credits for young people. Details of the interim agreement have not been fully disclosed to the public. A source, however, revealed that the agreement is similar to the one ratified earlier this month by the Ontario English English Restaurant Association (OECD). The government had proposed a one percent increase in annual salaries, an increase in the average class size from 22 to 23 students, and two mandatory online courses needed to graduate from high school. Online courses include an opt-out policy for families; If, for any reason, parents or their child are concerned about enrolling in such a course, they have the opportunity to meet with one of the school`s guidance counsellors to discuss other options. The 60,000 members of the OSSTF, the province and school boards announced the interim agreement in April, making it the last of the education unions to do so – although the union was also the last to be called back to the bargaining table by a provincial mediator. OSSTF President Harvey Bischof said the ultimate goal in these « exceptional times » was to reach an agreement that guarantees the best education and respect for union members: « While this interim agreement does not address all of our concerns, we recognize the current environment in which we find ourselves and the need for students to have stability, As soon as this emergency is over. « . TORONTO, ON – April 20, 2020 – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) has reached preliminary agreements with the government and provincial school federations at the central bargaining tables, both for teachers/casual teachers and education workers. Local OSSTF/FEESO leaders from across the province will meet by teleconference in the coming days to review the interim agreements and decide, in accordance with the union`s established processes, whether or not they should be forwarded to members for ratification. Members` ratification votes are scheduled for May. Alphonso, C. (2020, April 20).
Ontario Secondary School teachers get a preliminary agreement with the province. From www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-high-school-teachers-reach-tentative-deal/ Previously, the Ontario government had reached a preliminary agreement with the other three unions (ETFO, OECD and AEFO). As such, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF), which represents 60,000 public secondary school teachers and education workers, was the last education union in the province to be on the list. This success brings a lot of hope and optimism, especially in these difficult and uncertain times. This memo was written by LESLIE Wolfe, Chair of the OSSTF TTBU, and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers` Bargaining Unit Unit. Class size compliance agreement the TTBU agreement and TDSB have agreed as follows on the data relating to the respect of the class size for the remaining quads: Quad 2 – Friday, December […] Read more « While this interim agreement does not address all of our concerns, we recognize the current environment in which we find ourselves and the need for students to have stability once this emergency is over. ArtusoMore, A., &Artuso, A. (April 20, 2020). OsSTF, the Ontario government has reached a preliminary agreement. Called by torontosun.com/news/provincial/osstf-ontario-government-reach-tentative-agreement TTBU on requests for deadlines addressed to AMPA If you have a decision that you wish to consider as a request for TTBU to the AMPA (Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly), it must reach firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
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