An urgent joint message re: the upcoming provincial election

This message is being sent to all Members of OSSTF Toronto – TBU, PSSP and OTBU.  It is being jointly issued by Olga De Melo, President PSSP, Linda Bartram, President OTBU and Leslie Wolfe, President OSSTF Toronto & TTBU. Strange times in Ontario provincial politics Every Ontario political pundit must have a headache from the... Read More

President’s Memo – Issue #1, January 9, 2018 – Destreaming; what TDSB lawyers say about you; Provincial election readiness, and more…

President’s Memo  This Memo is composed by Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. Welcome back & changes to your Executive Happy New Year!  The OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive members hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday... Read More

Final President’s Memo from Doug

President’s Memo OSSTF Provincial Staff Salary Update Since I wrote a few months ago about my concerns with the troubling disparity between the salaries of staff working at Provincial OSSTF office and the members they serve, I have had a number of requests to elaborate on the points I was attempting to make. The […] Read More

President’s Memo – Next steps in job action by Doug Jolliffe

President’s Memo – Next steps in job action by Doug Jolliffe What distinguishes this round of bargaining from previous ones is not its length. We have yet to reach even the shortest period of time in which we achieved  a deal in the past. For example, in 2000 to 2001, the shortest round of bargaining we’ve had, […] Read More

2015-16 President’s Memo #2

President’s Memo by Doug Jolliffe                      CUPE Strike Phase 2 The job action of CUPE 4400 (the union that represents TDSB caretakers, secretaries, educational assistants and other support staff) has moved to Phase 2. Attached below are the strike instructions CUPE sent to its members. Please read them carefully and share them... Read More