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Upper Grand District School Board

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“Elementary teachers are not in a legal strike position, but have been urged by their union leadership to ‘take a pause’ on voluntary activities,” the board release said.

Tentative deal between board and high school teachers

The Upper Grand District School Board has reached a tentative deal with the union representing local high school teachers, who have suspended the strike actions they started on Nov. 12.
However, the deal will need the approval of Education Minister Laurel Broten, as well as the board and the union local.
Broten is reviewing tentative agreements reached Saturday with Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation teacher bargaining units at the Upper Grand board and the York Region public board. They’re the first tentative deals that have been reached.
“We await the minister’s decisions as to whether these agreements meet the parameters the government outlined in Bill 115,” said a news release Sunday from OSSTF headquarters in Toronto.
The OSSTF also reached a tentative deal Sunday with the Thames Valley District School Board.
Bill 115, which was introduced by the Liberal government on Aug. 27 and passed on Sept. 11 with support from the Progressive Conservatives, reflects the contents of a two-year deal that the province reached with the Catholic teachers union in early July. The legislation includes a wage freeze, sick-pay cutbacks and other measures, including restrictions on teachers’ right to strike.
Broten started examining the tentative deals Monday to see if they reflect what’s in Bill 115. If not, Bill 115 gives the province the right to impose a deal.
Pending Broten’s decision, local high school teachers have been told by their union to suspend the strike actions they started on Nov. 12, said a news release Monday from the Upper Grand board.
Work-to-rule sanctions by support staff belonging to the OSSTF are continuing, the release said.
Many OSSTF locals across the province that are in a legal strike position under Ontario’s Labour Relations Act began work-to-rule strike action on Nov. 12.
The Upper Grand board said it continues to bargain with OSSTF support staff and OSSTF occasional teachers, as well as with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario and with the CUPE local representing custodial workers.
“Elementary teachers are not in a legal strike position, but have been urged by their union leadership to ‘take a pause’ on voluntary activities,” the board release said.
The local Catholic board also has some workers affected by the OSSTF strike action that started Nov. 12 but its teachers are not involved.
Public high school teachers in Guelph continued to teach and to run extracurricular activities last week, but they stopped doing many administrative and other duties under the work-to-rule sanctions.

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