Oecta Collective Agreement 2020

Autumn Budget General Assembly Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Virtuell – To participate in the meeting, you must register by email to president@pvncoecta.ca before Friday, November 20. VISIT THE MEMBERS` SECTION FOR MEETING DOCUMENTS. The OECD represents more than 857 teachers, or 59% of CDSBEO`s staff. Student safety is our top priority and, due to the complete shutdown of classroom instruction, the Board of Directors is unable to ensure adequate student safety and well-being, which is why all CDSBEO basic and secondary schools will be closed to students on Thursday, March 5, 2020. CDSBEO was noted by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees` Association (OCSTA) that collective bargaining in the provinces over the past few days for a negotiated contract between the government, OCSTA and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) has not been successful. That is why the OECD will begin action on employment on Monday 13 January 2020. All of our primary and secondary teachers will take part in this professional action. The Association of Teachers of English Catholics of Ontario (OECD) has indicated that its members degenerate into a provincial withdrawal day on Thursday, March 5, 2020. This full-day withdrawal is in addition to the existing sanctions, which will remain in effect after 5 March 2020. As a Catholic school board, we respect collective bargaining and hope that a freely negotiated agreement can soon be reached. We are not directly involved in the central negotiations, but we are aware that the OECD will continue provincial negotiations on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10 to reach an agreement. We would like to encourage parents and legal guardians to put in place alternative childcare plans for Thursday 5 March 2020. Parents who have children attending child care and/or attending pre- and post-school child care centres in CDSBEO institutions should contact their respective providers during the strike to provide details of child care facilities.

CDSBEO is aware that if no OECD agreement is reached by the end of 10 January 2020, the OECD will begin working action. This action will only have an impact on the initiatives of the Ministry of Education and/or the school`s management and will not have an impact on student learning in the classroom. Based on the OECD announcement, all CDSBEO schools are open. The Board of Directors will publish details as soon as the information becomes available on CDSBEO`s social media channels and on this site, as well as by email to parents via SchoolMessenger. CDSBEO continues to monitor this situation closely and appreciates the patience of our school community. Please note that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), the union representing all CDSBEO teachers, has indicated that, in the absence of an agreement, its members will participate in rotating full service payments in the week of February 24, 2020.

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