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Wynne government issues a November 1st ultimatum for ETFO, OSSTF + CUPE to halt WTR actions in response to a OPSBA/ OCSTA school, board letter! Threatens to dock teacher pay if WTR on voluntary activities continues [?!], and no deals are reached within the next 8 days! No mention is made of the CB "payment" to the trustee associations, just the unions, showing what BS this is, as the OLP aids and abets school board and media efforts to publicly manufacture discontent against the teacher unions! Links to follow!
Video link to the announcement is @ CTV
Sad! Wynne "intervention" would've been unnecessary if OPSBA was willing to meet at the negotiation table in the first place. Now she's taking it out on ETFO @ ETFO
Wynne claims that students' health, safety and progress is at risk because of WTR @ Sun
Wynne threatens to dock teachers pay if WTR does not end by November 1st @ Post
Wynne and Sandals respond to media "payment" issue scandal @ 1010
MOE schedules 8 days of talks between now and Nov 1st @ 680
ETFO's Sam Hammond refuses to publicly respond to "threats" @ CBC
CUPE's Fred Hahn, OSSTF's Paul Elliott and the PC's Pat Brown reply too @ Star
Premier Wynne and MOE Sandals announced they would meet with ETFO, OSSTF and CUPE leaders at QP this morning @ Global
OECTA was absent from the meeting, I would assume because they do not represent their education support workers, and have a contract for their teachers in place ....
ETFO has announced they will escalate WTR to include all volunteer extra curricular activities, effective Wednesday Oct. 28th, hoping to compel the MOE and trustees to return to the CB table. They've been MIA since Thanksgiving @ Phase 3
Previous ETFO WTR measures also remain in effect @ Phase 1 @ Update @ Phase 2 @ Phase 3 @ Update
CUPE's WTR measures to date are @ Overview @ Custodians @ EA's @ Library/ Techs
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Trustee bashing anyone? Some how not quite newsworthy? School board bargaining agents received $4,572,632 in CB payments for 2014-15 alone! About the same as the "scandalous" amount given all the teacher unions since 2008! Download and share @ Memo
Confirmed: MOE picked up the OECTA and AEFO negotiation bills too. For OECTA, it seems the gains were paid for though cuts to various hiring and PD programs. AEFO says no cuts were made effecting students. Note: The rumours are false; ETFO will NOT ACCEPT a similar payment as a part of any contract deal @ Globe
MOE Sandals defends the payments on the grounds that extra expenses were incurred due to procedural problems with the new CB system, which "didn't work". The media, firmly in a teacher bashing mode, continues to ignore that the trustee associations also received the offset @ CBC and @ Star
My "Teacher Free Speech Guide to Bill 122 [CB Act] 2014" is @ Bill 122
Bill 122 CB Act Concerns:
OSSTF's committee presentation on Bill 122 is @ Download
ETFO's submission is available @ Download
OECTA submission is @ Download
Ontario Council of Principals' submission is @ Download
Globe posts the OSSTF contract online @ OSSTF MOU!
ETFO has argued that MOE Sandals seems outside of the loop on whats been happening at the ETFO bargaining table, while "Wynne Wednesdays" and WTR continue @ ETFO
CUPE WTR news coverage gets the short end of the stick because of the Canadian federal election @ Intelligencer
ETFO has also filed a second OLRB bad faith bargaining complaint, this time against the OPSBA @ CTV
Sam Hammond denounced OPSBA for negotiating in public rather than responding directly to ETFO's latest proposals at the bargaining table @ ETFO
Here is the OPSBA media release, listing the issues they agree and differ on @ CNW
Before the Thanksgiving weekend, ETFO had provided the MOE and OPSBA with a revised proposal for their consideration as a part of the CB process @ ETFO
OPSBA had then publicly announced that they'd reached agreement with ETFO on most of their outstanding CB issues except sick days and the benefits plan. ETFO plans to launch an OLRB complaint claiming the media statement is hostile and OPSBA is engaging in bad faith bargaining again. OPSBA's Mike Barrett claims the trustees are just "putting things in perspective" @ Toronto Star
Now ETFO is reconsidering when to commence it's one day rotating strikes in light of the OPSBA's actions. They were scheduled to begin this month. Hammond claims there are no more guarantees @ Globe
Real Story: so it's 8 days now?!? How the OLP/MOE has screwed up teacher CB @ 102 LINK