Be sure to learn more about distributing bargaining slips as existing collective agreements approach the expiry. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached by Sunday. Although we are not involved in centralised negotiations, we are confident that the parties concerned will work hard to reach an agreement. The collective agreements of the YCDSB`s three union partners expired on August 31, 2019. On 8 April 2020, the OECD announced that its members had ratified the agreement on the essential conditions for a new treaty. The Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) and the Government of Ontario have reached a preliminary agreement with the Secondary Education Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) on centralized bargaining tables for casual and teachers. The OSSTF said the new treaty would be submitted for ratification in May. We understand that a work stoppage can be an issue for students, parents and school communities, and we will ensure that all parties involved are kept informed throughout the process. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon. A preliminary agreement on a new contract has been reached with CUPE and we hope that a new contract can be negotiated with the OSSTF and all other school management groups.
The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and CUPE 2331 have reached an interim agreement. The WSF has notified the OPSF and the Government of Ontario that they are requesting an unrelated report to the Board of Directors for OPSF education workers. This means that OSSTF education workers will be in a legal strike position 17 days after the report is released without a board of directors if there is no agreement on a new contract. In the spring of 2017, a two-year extension agreement was ratified by the central parties, and under the OSSTF Constitution, ratification of membership was required. With the ratification vote, the extension agreement could be challenged and thus the central conditions for the 2017-2019 school years could be changed. The renewal agreement included the Employee Health and Life Insurance Trust (ELHT). .