York Oecta Collective Agreement

York Oecta Collective Agreement

The main tasks of the local bargaining unit are to represent its members in local collective bargaining with their employer`s school board, to deal with members` complaints, and to defend the health and safety of the work environment. As a result of provincial negotiations, CUPE YCDSB has announced that its members will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, September 30, 2019. If no agreement is reached at the provincial level by September 30, CUPE members will take legal action on September 30 in the form of work to regulate sanctions. On October 6, CUPE and the province announced the signing of a new collective agreement. This interim agreement is currently being ratified by CUPE members. The collective agreements of the YCDSB`s three union partners expired on August 31, 2019. The York Catholic District School Board is very pleased to learn that the Ministry of Education and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) have reached an interim agreement at the provincial level. Ratification votes with OSSTF members are tentatively scheduled for May. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached by Sunday.

Although we are not involved in key negotiations, we are convinced that the parties concerned are working hard to reach an agreement. On 8 April 2020, OECTA announced that its members had ratified the agreement on the main terms of a new treaty. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA), the Ontario Catholic School Trustees` Association (OCSTA) and the Government of Ontario entered into an interim collective agreement. As a result, OECTA suspended all strike activities pending ratification of the agreement. As you may know from recent media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is currently negotiating a renewed provincial collective agreement and has been on statutory strike since Monday, September 30, 2019. The York Catholic District School Board is very pleased to learn that the provincial and CUPE bargaining teams have negotiated a new collective agreement. Therefore, CUPE will NOT strike tomorrow, Monday, October 7, 2019. This means that the central agency of each union negotiates with the province AND its local units negotiate with each school board.

Different aspects of a collective agreement are negotiated at each level. We understand that a work stoppage can be troubling for students, parents and school communities, and we ensure that all stakeholders are kept informed throughout the process. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon. Today, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) announced that no interim agreement has been reached with the province and that a lawsuit against the work will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) reached a preliminary agreement with the provincial government and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA) on March 12, 2020. The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and CUPE 2331 have reached an interim agreement. .


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