2018-19 Branch Presidents Memo #2 – Branch Presidents’ Workshop registration deadline is coming fast!; Branch Rebate; Council…

Dear Branch Presidents, We hope that the start up has been relatively smooth for you.  Thank you for all the work you do, especially for your continued support of our Bargaining Unit. Branch Presidents Workshop – Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24, 4:30 pm. REGISTER NOW! The Branch President’s workshop will be held in a new... Read More



Doug Ford & the Notwithstanding Clause

President’s Memo – September, 2018 This Memo is composed by Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. Dear Members, As you know, On Monday, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled as unconstitutional Doug Ford’s Bill 5 which, mid-election, reduced Toronto City Council... Read More


2018-19 Branch Presidents’ Memo #1

If you are no longer Branch President, but haven’t yet changed that information with our office, please forward this email to the person who is now Branch President and let the OSSTF Toronto office or your Executive Officer know of the change so we can remove your name from this distribution list. Dear Branch Presidents A […] Read More



IATSE Local 58 lock out – Request for boycott of Exhibition grounds

Dear Members, After they continued to work in good faith under a contract that expired December 2017, Exhibition Place locked out IATSE Local 58 Stagehands, and refused to continue negotiations and  the union’s offer of binding arbitration, and have now brought in scab labour in the form of replacement workers from out of province... Read More



President’s Memo, Issue #4 – The year that was and what’s to come…

President’s Memo – June, 2018 This Memo is composed by Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. The year that was This past year and a bit has been a period of fairly constant change for the TTBU Executive.  In fact almost half of our Executive […] Read More


TTBU Informing & Engaging Members #36 – Termination of LTD coverage; Benefits during the summer; Violence in schools law guide; and more…

Doug Ford’s hiring freeze announcement The information available to date is that the announced hiring freeze does not affect school boards and that the GSN’s remain in place with hiring going forward as planned. Termination of LTD – important changes As of March 1, 2018, benefits now terminate at the earlier of (i) the end... Read More