OECTA reaches tentative agreement – work to rule suspended

Following its most recent round of bargaining with representatives of the Liberal government and the Catholic School Trustees, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached. 

“We appreciate the government’s efforts and those of the Catholic school trustees in reaching this tentative agreement,” said Ann Hawkins, OECTA President. “We worked hard to address the concerns of our members and believe this agreement will protect them as well as the quality of education in our schools.”

The details of the settlement are confidential pending ratification by OECTA members, but work to rule has been immediately suspended during the ratification period.

This is the first tentative agreement reached by the Association under the new provincial bargaining legislation.  With a tentative agreement reached, all work to rule action is suspended during the ratification process.

During the summer, OECTA launched its TeachersMatter campaign to keep the public informed of what was at stake during these negotiations: data collection, workload, hiring and wages. To date, OECTA has obtained over 10,000 supporters on its teachersmatter.ca website