New round of bargaining confirmed

OECTA leadership will sit down with representatives of the Liberal government and Catholic trustees on August 12 and 13, dates confirmed during a special meeting yesterday.

OECTA requested a "no board" report last month during the first round of contract negotiations, after government representatives refused to remove unfair conditions that would have a negative impact on Ontario classrooms.

The new dates come as OECTA launches a public awareness campaign to inform parents about the issues at stake in the current labour negotiations. 

"We would all like to avoid a labour disruption," said OECTA President Ann Hawkins. "But not at any cost to public education."