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OECTA Provincial reaches a tentative deal with the MOE OCSTA. WTR is suspended effective immediately @ OECTA
MOE Sandals touts the "net zero" agreement. The deal was reportedly reached at 3 am after a marathon round the clock bargaining session that continued on Monday after 2 days of talks last week @ Toronto Star
No details of the deal have been released. So far Premier Wynne is keeping mum too @ National Post
OECTA Provincial President Ann Hawkins claims no concessions were made. The deal is similar to the one almost reached last June when OECTA walked away from the table in frustration, after it was removed. The OSSTF deal did not necessarily smooth the way for today's OECTA deal, as the issues were different, according to Ann. MOE Sandals contradicts the union position again, with claims the MOE was never in favour of removing caps on class size or in changing the rules on teacher prep time. The Globe speculates the deal was a move by the provincial OLP to remove a sticking point in assisting the Federal Liberal Oct 19th election campaign @ Globe + Mail
The media continues to focus on the salary issue @ CTV and @ CBC
Zzzzzzzz .... On a roll since the OSSTF deal, the Toronto Sun, of course, continues to beat the war drums over the minimal pay increase, soliciting a barrage of neanderthal teacher bashing Comments from it's neo con readers @ Sun
OECTA President Ann Hawkins: a happy camper!
This morning OECTA became the second teachers union to announce a surprise deal in CB negotiations, in their case with the MOE and Catholic trustees. Regretfully I am on the road from Tweed Ontario, heading back to Toronto from Land o Lakes. Stopped at Tims for a cafe and to check my email. Surprise!
Links will follow, later. Meanwhile, add Comments, share info and views below, and I will check to post on my way home.....
OCSTA initial proposal @ Here!
OECTA's initial proposal @ There!
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Teacher Free Speech 2015 Summer Contract Guide @ There!