The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has signed a three-year contract with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation for both teachers and education workers (OSSTF) under the terms of a tentative settlement reached April 20.
For the educational workers component of this negotiation, the Council of Trustees' Associations is a partnership of OPSBA, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA), the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC), and the Association des conseils scolaries des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO).
"We're pleased that ratified three-year agreements have now been reached with all education sector unions," said Cathy Abraham, OPSBA president.
"Throughout this process our goal has been to negotiate agreements that are fully-funded, fair, and fiscally responsible. This agreement will help ensure a stable and productive learning environment for our students."
OPSBA has now ratified all union central table agreements with this latest announcement and turns its attention to local bargaining.
"Despite the many challenges caused by the current pandemic situation, all of the parties continued to work towards reaching a deal that will help to bring some stability to our system during what is obviously a rapidly evolving situation.
I want to personally thank the OPSBA negotiating teams, which consist of both OPSBA staff and school board directors and senior staff, for their commitment to this process. They often worked late into the night and over many weekends to achieve these agreements."