See January 13 for my Acronym list! Regularly updated all affiliate teacher news links on other stories continue to be posted @ April News Digest 2
OSSTF members vote by 84% to accept the deal struck by their leadership with the MOE. President Ken Coran speaks of "democratic rights" and about seeking "creative solutions" within government "fiscal perimeters"! Read @ Yes Vote!
... ensure a fair, transparent + democratic process" is in place for the next round of collective bargaining."
[President Ken Coran April 18/ 2013]
Listen Ken I'm serious, you better nail this one!
OECTA was the only teacher affiliate whose members did not get to vote upon the MOU agreement that was reached with the MOE on July 5th 2012. Rather it was ratified by the Provincial Executive. Much controversy followed the move both within + outside of OECTA.
Voting ended at 4pm today with results released at 7pm. OSSTF President Ken Coran guessed it wouldn't be a 100% yes vote. MOE Liz Sandals had been waiting with bated breath. See @ The Wait
Here is the MOE's media release @ MOE
See the Toronto Star report @ Toronto Star
Then read the CBC report @ CBC
The Ottawa Citizen includes some local comments from the school board + MOE officials @ Ottawa
Premier Wynne's Liberal government will get the credit for labour peace. The PC's will be further encouraged to go on the attack. Will both see the ratification as union weakness?
Liz: Ha! Gotcha!
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