Today, representatives from ETFO, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the government participated in discussions at the ETFO Teacher/Occasional Teacher Central Table.
At the outset of bargaining today, OPSBA and the government presented ETFO with a “term sheet” outlining their proposals, and ETFO presented several proposals.
Teacher/Occasional Teacher Central Bargaining: OLRB Hearing Regarding Hiring Practices
On Monday, November 14, 2022, ETFO’s application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) was heard. The OLRB has been asked to decide whether hiring practices should be negotiated centrally at the ETFO Teacher/Occasional Teacher Central Table or locally during local bargaining.
At the virtual hearing, arguments were made by legal counsel for ETFO, OPSBA and the government. The hearing concluded during the early evening of November 14, 2022.
At the hearing, ETFO legal counsel requested a “bottom-line” decision from OLRB Vice-Chair Jesse Kugler in order to expedite the process. A bottom-line decision means that the decision is issued with “reasons” to follow. ETFO will advise members once a decision has been issued by the OLRB Vice-Chair.
Central Bargaining Bulletin #3
Early next week, members will be receive Central Bargaining Bulletin #3. This Central Bargaining Bulletin will include information about bargaining proposals made by the government and school board bargaining agencies at the Teacher/Occasional Teacher and Education Worker Central Tables.
Central Bargaining Bulletin #3 will be distributed to members through ETFO local communication channels next week.
Central Bargaining Dates in December
Additional central bargaining dates have been set for Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13.
Keeping Informed About Central Bargaining
Members who have provided ETFO with an active email address will be receiving updates about the 2022 round of central bargaining through the ETFO CB eNewsletter and ETFO Central Bargaining Bulletins.
To ensure you are receiving bargaining information in a timely way, update your contact information with ETFO by emailing our Member Records Department. In your email to Member Records, please be sure to include your first and last name, as well as your ETFO ID Number.
There are other ways you can keep informed about central bargaining: