We have our rights back – and we are going back to the bargaining table Dear members, I want you to understand what happened today, how it happened, and where we head from here. I committed to open and transparent communications with you – and I wish that there had been time to share with you directly first. Whatever else you’re hearing today, I want you to know one thing: today was a victory.
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Regardless of the attempts by your OSBCU Bargaining Committee to achieve a negotiated deal that respects the needs of workers, students & families, the Ford Conservative government would not make the necessary investments to achieve this deal.
Caterina Divilio is an educational assistant (EA) in the Durham Catholic District School Board. She has been working with special needs children for six years, assisting students who require various academic, emotional and behavioural supports in the classroom. Here, she explains what a day in the life of an EA entails and how her job has changed in recent years.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2022 A statement from the central bargaining committee for CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Council of Unions (OSBCU) We are waiting for a response from the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA) and the Ford government and remain at the table willing and ready, as we have been for the last five months, to negotiate a collective agreement that responds to the needs of students, parents, and workers.
Still Fighting For Your Rights November 2, 2022 Your OSBCU Bargaining Committee remains at the bargaining table. To be clear, at this time, the legislation that is on the floor of Queen’s Park is not yet law, your rights to job action remain.We will not give up your rights, even in the face of attacks on rights by this government. We are actively negotiating with the parties - as soon as we have concrete information to share we will.
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OSBCU 2022 Bargaining Update October 30, 2022 We have become aware of a statement from the minister being read on media outlets this morning. While we have not received a copy of this statement, representatives from the Ministry of Education have reached out to us to facilitate a meeting this afternoon with representatives from the Council of Trustees’ Associations, the Crown and ourselves. We welcome any opportunity for fulsome discussion that will move these negotiations forward.
Mediation Adjourned For Now October 19 2022 We have completed our three (3) days of mediation. The mediator has concluded that the parties are too far apart and the mediation should be adjourned. He has requested that we reconvene on November 1, 2022 and will be in contact with us prior to us resuming the mediation. We look forward to you joining us Saturday at 11:30 at the “Hands Off Our Rights” Protest.
Day Two of Mediation Complete October 18 2022 Your bargaining team has concluded two out of three mediation days. Unfortunately, at this time we have no improvements or details to report. Your bargaining team remains committed to achieving the gains that you have clearly mandated. We will return to the table tomorrow morning and will provide additional updates as they become available. Please join us on this Saturday at 11:30 am for our “Hands Off Our Rights” Protest at Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke.