The union said it would now work with headteachers to negotiate local collective agreements. Primary school teachers and the state government have tentatively agreed, and normal school duties will resume at some point. ETFO will review the details of the agreement and will meet this week with local leaders and ETFO members to approve the agreement. According to the press release, the strikes have also been suspended. The union, which represents some 60,000 teachers and education workers, announced an interim agreement with the province on April 20, ending a tense round of negotiations. The bishop stated that “the interim agreement does not address all of our concerns,” but that after the end of the pandemic, it will provide greater stability in Ontario`s schools. The Ontario Teachers` Union has reached a preliminary agreement with the provincial government, ending months of union struggle. It was the last education union in the province that did that. Details of the agreement were not mentioned Wednesday. Both sides said they would “refine” some details and would not publish further information about the agreement.
Today`s news marks the end of a bitter struggle between the province and teachers around Ontario. The school began Monday with the union`s “Strong Start” model, which means at least one hour of daily live interaction between teachers and students; four hours a day of teacher-led career development and preparation; and two hours of mandatory virtual training within two weeks, Monday to August 21. In recent months, the province has entered into interim contracts with three other teachers` unions following controversial negotiations that have led to the emigration and closure of schools. OAKLAND — The Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Education Association have reached a preliminary agreement on what distance learning will be for students this school year. OSSTF and other teachers` unions had been carrying out strike actions that had been ongoing since the end of 2019. He also said that the government`s priority is to get good agreements with the education unions, and that is exactly what we have done by reaching agreements with all the school unions in this province. “While this interim agreement does not address all of our concerns, we recognize the current environment we are in and the need for students to have stability as soon as this emergency is over,” President Harvey Bischof said in a statement. It was the third strike in 23 years for Oakland Teachers, who also went on strike for one day in 2010 and 26 days in 1996. The province has now reached agreements with all of the province`s major teachers` unions. The province and the union representing public high school teachers in Ontario have now reached an interim agreement.