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

Lessons from the Wave of US Teacher Strikes

Red State Revolt is a recently published book by Eric Blanc. The book is a compelling analysis of the emergence and development of a historic wave of education strikes in the US. A former high school teacher, labour journalist, Eric Blanc, embedded himself into leaderships of these strikes, where he was given access to internal […] Read More

Provincial Bargaining Bulletin #2, May 13, 2019

Dear Member Attached you will find an update on central bargaining from Provincial OSSTF.  To access the document, click this link, and then sign in to the osstftoronto website.  You will be redirected to the Bargaining Bulletin from there. This information and the attached is intended for OSSTF Members only.  Please do not post, share […] Read More

Informing & Engaging Members – Branch Exec Elections; Terminating your LTD; District & TTBU AGMs; Retirement planning; Budget Committee elections; EduACTion & more…

EducACTion Knock on doors to stop the cuts! Thursday, May 9, 6pm; Etobicoke-Lakeshore, riding of PC MPP Christina Hogarth; Royal York Subway Station (outside on Grenview Blvd N.) RSVP here.  Visit the Facebook Event page! Tuesday, May 14, 6pm; Scarborough Centre, riding of PC MPP Christina Mitas; Tim Hortons at Warden and Lawrence (2044... Read More