The TDSB has reached a preliminary local agreement with the 11,141 primary school teachers of the Board of Directors, who are represented by the Toronto Ethers. Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT). This local agreement has yet to be ratified by the foundation board and membership of the ETT. Read more. On that date, negotiations between ETFO, OPSBA and the Ontario government will continue and we hope that an agreement can be reached soon. Today, it was learned that the interim central agreements (concluded March 20 with the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO) have been ratified by the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) and the union. The Ministry of Labour has released a no board report for the Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO). ETFO is on legal strike from Monday 25 November 2019 if no agreement is reached. Negotiations continue between ETFO, OPSBA and the Ontario government. During this phase of work-to-regime, schools will remain open and educational programs will continue. However, if progress in working to the rule were to include new sanctions, it could have a greater impact on school activities, permits and school operations.
As soon as they become available, we will update parents/caregivers with new information. For current updates, please check out this page and follow @tdsb on Twitter. ETFO also suggested that its members would participate in 20-minute pickets outside their schools for at least one day per week, but these pickets are not expected to influence the classrooms. In view of future one-day strikes, ETFO said it would not hold one-day rotating strikes next week, but was ready to step up its industrial action on Monday 9 March if no provisional agreement was reached. ETFO has also begun the strike voting process across the province. The association asks its members if they support primary school teachers if there is no agreement on a new contract. The members` vote is expected to be completed by 1 November 2019. It is important to note that a strike vote by its members does not necessarily mean that primary school teachers are taking action on work or partial or partially abolishing services. For ongoing work updates, please visit the TDSB website and follow @tdsb on Twitter. ETFO also announced that, in the absence of an agreement by 17 January 2020, ETFO will launch a full withdrawal of the service strike on a rotating basis with effect on 20 January 2020.
If this complete withdrawal of services is carried out, the TDSB would have no choice but to close all primary schools to pupils, for lack of sufficient supervision to ensure their safety. The Ontario Elementary Teachers` Federation (ETFO) announced today that its members will resume rotating strike action (full withdrawal of services) on March 23 in the absence of an agreement. Negotiations between ETFO, the Ontario government and the Ontario Public Schools Association (OPSBA) are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, March 11. The Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) and the Ontario government have reached a preliminary agreement with the Ontario Elementary Federation of Teachers (ETFO) for teachers and teaching workers. The details of the agreement remain confidential until they are ratified by all parties. ETFO suspended all measures pending ratification of the agreement. Contract negotiations are ongoing between ETFO and public school authorities and the Ontario government. A preliminary agreement has been reached with CUPE on a new contract and we hope that a new contract can be negotiated with OSSTF and all other school management groups.