Today, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) announced that no interim agreement has been reached with the province and that a lawsuit will be filed on Monday, January 13, 2020. The York Catholic District School Board is very pleased to learn that the provincial and CUPE bargaining teams have negotiated a new collective agreement. Therefore, CUPE will NOT strike tomorrow, Monday, October 7, 2019. On October 6, CUPE and the province announced that they had reached a new collective agreement. This interim agreement is currently being ratified by CUPE members. Families are advised to make alternative childcare arrangements before the possible strike. This strike can lead to the closure of schools, which means that students cannot go to school. The board is currently considering options that are in the best interests of its students. OecTA recommended that its members strike on most YCDSB high school campuses and in four elementary schools: St. Nicholas, St. Patrick Markham, St.
Emily and St. Mary of the Angels. Mary Di Federico, President, CUPE 2331. The York Catholic District School Board is pleased that provincial bargaining teams and CUPE have negotiated a new collective agreement. THAT`S WHY CUPE WON`T BE BIG TOMORROW, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019. If there is no provisional agreement, a one-day strike will take place on Thursday, March 5: the collective agreements of the three union partners of the YCDSB expire on August 31, 2019. Please note that all YCDSB schools will be open during this promotion and classes will continue. Transportation for eligible students will also be in service. If the one-day strike takes place, please note that all YCDSB schools are open and classes will take place as usual. On October 23, 2019, OSSTF education workers requested a report “without advice.” As a result of provincial negotiations, CUPE YCDSB has announced that its members will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, September 30, 2019.
If no agreement is reached at the provincial level by September 30, CUPE members will take legal action in the form of measures to impose sanctions on September 30. The health and safety of students and staff is the board`s primary concern and responsibility. Therefore, in consultation with our Board of Directors, it was decided to close our schools to students in the event of a strike by CUPE members on Monday, October 7. This closure would apply for the duration of the strike. We understand that a work disruption can be troubling for students, parents and school communities, and we ensure that everyone involved is 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. If we are informed that no negotiated solution has been found on Sunday and that students will not be able to go to school on Monday, you will be informed via the school messenger (phone and email) on Sunday, October 6 or early Monday morning, in case negotiations last late Sunday night. Updates will also be posted on the Board`s website and on the Twitter account (@ycdsb).
On October 23, 2019, FSSO education workers requested a report “without advice.” Strike votes are ongoing and are expected to last until September 15. November 2019. Parents are encouraged to contact their local principal if you have any questions about their school. If an interim agreement cannot be reached in advance, a one-day strike will take place on Thursday, March 5: On January 15, the Ontario government announced that it will financially support parents and caregivers during strikes. This right is limited to parents/guardians whose children are enrolled in school or who attend a school daycare that is completely closed after a strike. When schools are closed to students, it also means that preschool and after-school programs, Early ON centers, and other school programs are not working. However, all daycares in our schools remain open, with the exception of St. Rene Goupil/St. Luke CES and St. Joseph (Richmond Hill) CES.
Please note that all YCDSB schools will be open during this job promotion and classes will continue. Transportation for eligible students is also provided. If CUPE reports further vacancies, the Board of Directors will be notified five (5) days in advance; If the normal functioning of the school has additional effects, parents will be informed of the above methods. CUPE 1571 has announced that it will hold a ratification vote for its members on November 23, 2019. The YCDSB Board of Directors will submit the provisional agreement for ratification at its meeting on 26 November 2019. QUOTES “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the members of the CUPE and YCDSB bargaining teams for their constructive efforts towards a new collective agreement. The parties` determination to reach an agreement paves the way for continued positive cooperation between CUPE 2331 and the YCDSB. Maria Marchese, Chair of the YCDSB Board of Directors. “I am pleased that we were able to reach a new collective agreement with our CUPE 2331 partners.
The positive and cooperative approach of both parties resulted in a mutually beneficial bargaining process and a ratified agreement that has positive benefits for both the Board of Directors and the union. By Falconi, Director of Education, YCDSB. “Union members sent us to the table with clear priorities: placing orders, improving the recruitment process and improving the working conditions of all our members. We are proud of the agreement we have reached with the partnership of the Board`s negotiating team. The 93% support for ratification shows us that our members see the clear benefits of this agreement. We look forward to implementing these rules to help our members continue to provide excellent service to our students. As you may know from recent media reports, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is currently negotiating a renewed provincial collective agreement and has been on legal strike since Monday, September 30, 2019. YCDSB secondary school teachers are not members of the OSSTF, they are members of OECTA along with the primary school teachers on the board. The collective agreements of the YCDSB`s three union partners expired on August 31, 2019. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) reached a preliminary agreement with the provincial government and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA) on March 12, 2020. The Board wishes to assure parents, students and our communities that every effort will be made to ensure that all elementary and secondary schools, daycares, preschool and after-school programs, and nutrition and lunch programs continue for as long as is certain. School bus services for eligible students will also be maintained.
Local negotiations continue throughout the province with all Catholic school authorities. The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and CUPE 1571 reached an interim agreement over the weekend. The details of the provisional agreement are confidential and must be ratified by both the YCDSB and the Union. As a precautionary measure, parents are encouraged to make alternative childcare arrangements as students cannot attend school. QUOTES “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the members of the CUPE and YCDSB bargaining team for their constructive efforts towards a new collective agreement. The parties` determination to reach an agreement paves the way for an ongoing positive working relationship between CUPE 2331 and the YCDSB. Maria Marchese, Chair of the YCDSB Board of Directors. “I am delighted that we have been able to reach a new collective agreement with our CUPE 2331 partners.
The positive and cooperative approach of both sides has resulted in a mutually beneficial negotiation process and a ratified agreement that contains positive benefits for both the Management Board and the Union. Ab Falconi, Director of Education, YCDSB. .