Labour Negotiations Update

Collective Bargaining

Collective bargaining is the process to renegotiate the terms and conditions of employment for unionized employees through the renewal of collective agreements.

The 91pro视频 has nine (9) collective agreements with its union partners: 

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3166 (2):
    • Custodial/Maintenance; and, 
    • Clerical/Technical staff; 
  • CUPE Local 5200 (3):
    • Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs); 
    • Educational Assistants (EAs); and, 
    • LINC/ESL Instructors; 
  • the Association of Professional Student Services Personnel (APSSP); and, 
  • the Ontario English Catholic Teachers鈥 Association (OECTA) Permanent Elementary, Secondary, and Occasional Teachers (3).

These collective agreements expired on August聽31, 2022.聽

In the publicly funded education sector in Ontario, the聽School 91pro视频s鈥 Collective Bargaining Act聽(SBCBA) and the Ontario聽Labour Relations Act聽regulate the collective bargaining process.

As prescribed under the聽School 91pro视频s鈥 Collective Bargaining Act, the collective bargaining framework entails a two-tier bargaining process involving both central and local bargaining. School 91pro视频s are represented in central bargaining by their applicable trustees鈥 association who partner with the provincial government to conduct negotiations with sector sectors on matters of significant monetary and policy issues (i.e., compensation, benefits, paid leaves, etc.,). Local bargaining typically involves non-monetary issues or matters that are specific to local school board operations.

Throughout the two-tier bargaining process, the parties meet either concurrently or sequentially as it relates to respective central and local bargaining processes

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