Branch Presidents’ Memo, February 27, 2020 – Feb 28 Info Pickets

Dear Branch Presidents A quick note to thank you for the work you’ve done this week to organize tomorrow’s information pickets. Please also pass along this message of thanks to your Strike Committee colleagues. To those of you who will be canvassing local businesses to ask if they will place a No Cuts to Education […] Read More

TTBU Informing & Engaging Members, February 27, 2020 – TDSB projected enrollment & budget; TEACH student volunteers wanted; People before profit;

D12 Human Rights Committee invites members to attend “People Before Profit” rally The world’s largest mining conference, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, will take place in Toronto on March 1, 2020, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Environmental, indigenous and human rights activists will... Read More

TTBU Central Bargaining Bulletin, February 26 – Education cuts pop quiz!; Strike rules clarification; Dec 11 strike pay update; Info picket planning….

OSSLT and our limited service withdrawal strike rules More than one Branch has reported that Guidance Teachers are being asked bu Admin to compile lists of students eligible to write the OSSLT. Please note the following strike rule clarification permits Members to provide a list of their own students who have IEP’s or learning plans... Read More

TTBU Central Strike Bulletin, February 25, 2020 – YMCI Picket prep video: see it here!; Bad faith bargaining hearing underway; Taking No Cuts to Trustees and more…

Staff allocation for next year: NO CUTS – Talking to Trustees Our campaign to ask TDSB Trustees to commit to a no-cuts budget continues.  You can help!  Originally scheduled for March 3rd, the TDSB Finance, Budget and Enrollment Committee (FBEC) is now holding a special meeting on Thursday March 12 to discuss staff allocation.  TTBU... Read More

TTBU Central Strike Bulletin, February 24 – History made, maintaining momentum; What’s next – strike action for this week; More on the fake parent group

35000 strong! On Friday, February 21 an estimated 35000 Teachers, Education Workers, students, parents, and concerned community members engaged a single picket line of historic proportions, in solidarity against Doug Ford’s cuts to education.  Check out pics in the February 21 strike action photo album on our Facebook page. Coming... Read More

TTBU Central Strike Bulletin, February 20, 2020: Tomorrow at Queen’s Park; Making history twice in one week; Strike pay & taxes

Tomorrow we make history In true OSSTF tradition, Members across the province will make history through collective action.  As was recounted in a recent Update Article, published by provincial OSSTF, the legacy of OSSTF membership fights is clear.  Tomorrow together we will engage in the next strategic step of our ongoing fight to protect... Read More

TTBU Central Strike Bulletin, February 19: Picket duty details for February 21- Read carefully for picket duty times and attendance verification procedures

On Friday approximately 30,000 Toronto teachers and education workers from OSSTF, ETFO, OECTA and AEFO will take our strike action to Queen’s Park.  There we will be joined in solidarity by parents, students and concerned community members. Bring your signs, noise makers, flags, and fighting spirit! This will be the largest single picket line... Read More

TTBU Strike Bulletin, February 16, 2020 – Full strike Feb 21 update; Making Niagara Falls Maple Leaf Gardens 2.0; Strike rules update

Plans for full-service withdrawal on Friday February 21 The OSSTF Toronto Executive  is in the process of planning for next Friday’s full service withdrawal action.  In spite of what you may have heard, plans have not yet been finalized. Further information to come. Planning for Ontario Federation of Labour Action, Saturday February 22... Read More

Teacher’s Resource for Deeply Rooted

OSSTF Toronto Black, Indigenous, and Workers of Colour in support of Black Heritage Month, has developed curriculum resources and lesson plans for use in Grade 9 Canadian Geography, Grade 11 English, Grade 12 Challenge and Change in Society and Grade 12 Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice. This classroom-ready package of... Read More