October 18, 2019 • ISSUE 19 Update on Central Table Bargaining

October 18, 2019 • ISSUE 19 Update on Central Table Bargaining This morning OSSTF/FEESO filed for conciliation for both the Support Staff and the Teacher/Occasional Teacher central bargaining tables. This means that the Minister of Labour will appoint a conciliation officer for each of the central tables. The officer will meet with... Read More


October 11, 2019 • ISSUE 17 Update on Support Staff Central Table Bargaining

October 11, 2019 • ISSUE 17 Update on Support Staff Central Table Bargaining OSSTF/FEESO met today with representatives from the government and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA) at the Support Staff central bargaining table. OSSTF/FEESO continues to be frustrated by the management team’s unwillingness to engage in a meaningful... Read More



October 1, 2019 • ISSUE 14 Update on Support Staff Central Table Bargaining

October 1, 2019 • ISSUE 14Update on Support Staff Central Table Bargaining OSSTF/FEESO met today with representatives from the government and the Council of Trustees’  Associations (CTA) at the Support Staff central bargaining table. This was the first Support Staff central table meeting since the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) ruled... Read More



Update on Central Table Bargaining, September 24, 2019 • ISSUE 12

Update on Central Table Bargaining September 24, 2019 • ISSUE 12 Today, OSSTF/FEESO released both the Support Staff and Teacher/Occasional Teacher central table bargaining briefs to the public. In doing so, OSSTF/FEESO has taken the first step in an unprecedented approach to bargaining in the school board sector in Ontario.  At a media... Read More


Update on Central Table Bargaining- September 16, 2019 • ISSUE 11

A number of dates have been confirmed for negotiations at both the Support Staff and the Teacher/Occasional Teacher central bargaining tables. We are disappointed that the management team has backed away from an initial agreement to begin bargaining at both central tables on September 19. Teacher/Occasional Teacher central table bargaining is... Read More


September 11, 2019 • ISSUE 10 Update on Central Table Bargaining

September 11, 2019 • ISSUE 10 Update on Central Table Bargaining Many of you have undoubtedly seen media reports that two Ontario education unions, the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), have announced their... Read More


September 6, 2019 • ISSUE 9 – Update on Central Table Bargaining

September 6, 2019 • ISSUE 9 Update on Central Table Bargaining This afternoon the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued its decision regarding which items will be dealt with at central bargaining tables for both Support Staff and Teacher/Occasional Teacher negotiations. A quick reading indicates that the Labour Relations Board has sided with... Read More


August 22, 2019 • ISSUE 8 Update on Central Bargaining

Yesterday the Ontario Labour Relations Board convened a hearing in Toronto to determine which issues will be dealt with at central bargaining tables and which would be dealt with at local tables for both Support Staff and Teacher/Occasional Teacher negotiations. As was reported in previous Bargaining Bulletins, the government and the... Read More