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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

OECTA Reaches Tentative Deal!

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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!

My Notes: 

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.....

RELATED LINKS:

OCSTA initial proposal @ Here!

OECTA's initial proposal @ There!

Much more Teacher Summer 2015 News + Views Links @ Here!

Teacher Free Speech 2015 Summer Contract Guide @ There!

COMMENTS:

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

We sold out... can we get enough to vote note..is it 1 percent 1 then 1.5..? We took a 1.5 percent cut last contract

Anonymous said...

I wanna know the exact raise we r gettjng

David Chiarelli said...

More of yourComments are also posted below the OSSTF blog ....

Anonymous said...

I'm voting no.....I want to know what the salaries, benefits and wage increases have been over the past 6 years for oecta reps/exec...selling us out and getting what they want? Sorry, I am not a dumb sheep.

Anonymous said...

Sam Hammond should represent one union that represents all teachers in the province so we can get some power back. He is the only union president to fit the definition of a true leader.I am jealous of etfo members....unfortunately belong to oecta.
..the union that sold out the province.

David Chiarelli said...

The devil is in the details. One waits with bated breathe to learn what OECTA got. A lot more about the OSSTF deal too! For example, what happened with Reg 274? And even a 1.5% raise over the course of the contract, with the 2012 MOU thrown in too, represents a cut in pay! What about the past concessions too? Are OECTA members not in fact ratifying these, now, since they are not being rolled back? One proceeds with caution! The OECTA Code of Silence has also descended over the deal again too, with many members only finding out thru the media like in 2012 ..... Regretfully, it is absolutely necessary to be cautious and vigilant when hearing anything from our union leaders these days. Scary times!

Anonymous said...

Simple solution. If there is a no vote ALL of the executives must resign immediately and return to the classroom. That includes district Presidents who endorsed the deals. If they knew ahead of time that this would happen I'm sure they would start listening a little more to the membership. Right now they are out of control with no accountability.

Anonymous said...

Come on OECTA members...where's the details?!

Anonymous said...

Come on OECTA members...where's the details?!

Anonymous said...

It is time for all OECTA unit presidents to get the same yearly increases as their union members who pay the bills. Zero per cent not ten per cent plus!

Anonymous said...

This oecta mou part 2 deal is garbage . Vote it down for better. Vote NO!

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