Provincial Bargaining Update Bulletin; June 5, 2019 • ISSUE 4

Provincial Bargaining Update Bulletin; June 5, 2019 • ISSUE 4 Update on Teacher/Occasional Teacher Central Bargaining As was reported in Bargaining Bulletin Issue 3, OSSTF/FEESO met with representatives from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the government on May 23, but failed to reach an agreement on the scope of... Read More


Informing & Engaging Members – new dress code policy

June 7th – Surplus to Board notification & #OneYearAfter Friday, June 7th is the one year anniversary of the election of Doug Ford – thus the call to action in last week’s news letter.  It is also the day that OSSTF TTBU Members across the city will learn their tentative employment status for next year.  […] Read More



Provincial OSSTF Advisory: Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP Looking for Data on Student Course Selection: members advised not to participate

To: Presidents and All Members From: Harvey Bischof, President For Immediate Action We have become aware that Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) is contacting school guidance counsellors via email. PwC is conducting a study on the secondary online education market in Ontario. Their objective is to “…understand how students select courses, what... Read More


Provincial Bargaining Bulletin, May 24, 2019 • ISSUE 3

May 24, 2019 • ISSUE 3 Update on Teacher/Occasional Teacher Central Bargaining On May 23, OSSTF/FEESO met with representatives from the government and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) to continue discussions to determine the scope of bargaining at the Teacher/Occasional Teacher central negotiating table. The parties have... Read More



Public statement from OSSTF: Ford government refuses to acknowledge slashing of 1/4 of high school classes and teachers

TORONTO, ON – May 16, 2019 — The Ford government refuses to acknowledge that its education “reform” is really about slashing 25% of Ontario’s high school teachers and the classes they teach, along with a still-uncertain number of education support staff. While Doug Ford and his government undermine Ontario’s world-renowned publicly funded... Read More


Informing & Engaging Members: EduACTion; Lessons from US teacher strikes; Autism consulation; Equity advisory group members wanted; & more…

EduACTion Talk to the Trustees! Members are encouraged to book a slot to speak about the impacts of the proposed TDSB budget on your students at any of the designated TDSB Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee meetings.  To register to make a deputation: Send a request in writing by completing the Delegation Request Form to […] Read More


Provincial Councillor Elections

The OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit is seeking nominations for the positions of Provincial Councillors for 2019/20. Please be advised that these are NOT time release positions. The Provincial Councillor election will take place at the June TTBU Council meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4... Read More