The bonus day agreement was not part of the collective agreements with the public body`s teachers` unions – the Ontario Elementary Education Teachers` Federation or the Ontario Secondary Education Teachers` Federation. On September 26, 2012, Ontario`s Minister of Finance announced an omnibus services bill, the Protecting Public Services Act of 2012 (the « Bill »), which, if implemented, would introduce new, broader public sector compensation restraints (« BPS ») and impose a new major provincially imposed tariff bargaining regime. On the face of it, the bill may… (a) the Board of Directors will disclose, by October 15, 2015, the average annual rate of permanent teacher absences per bargaining unit, including the imposition of paid sick leave, a short-term disability and other days of paid leave without bereavement, jury duty, quarantine, association leave, long-term disability and WSIB. This program does not diminish the right or right to other unpaid leave provisions or practices in effect as of August 31, 2014. OECD bargaining units must choose between the following provision and the existing employment benefit program, but do not receive benefits from either. These elections are decided before the ratification of local collective agreements in these bodies. When an OECD bargaining unit decides on a participation program already in place for earned leave, the program is not negotiated or otherwise modified. In Toronto in 2014/15, Catholic primary school teachers were given 11 paid sick days and five paid/no-emergency days, as well as short-term leave, according to documents received by the star. According to a memo sent by TECT and overtaken by the star, the Catholic council proposes in local negotiations « important bands to your current collective agreement, including … Implementation of attendance management – a regressive, demoralizing and inefficient program that monitors teacher absenteeism and ultimately reduces pay and benefits.  » i. the 2014-15 board average (calculated has) minus one (1) day; Or in a decision issued on October 13, 2017, Arbitrator Russell Goodfellow dismissed a complaint by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) regarding the planning of breaks granted to certain Early Childhood Educators (DECEs) under the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Referee Goodfellow refused to follow the controversial path followed by arbitrator George Surdykowski in a 2014 decision with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (Surdykowski Award), and set a very useful precedent for boards. In this school board update, we check this important distinction. The Ontario government has introduced legislation that, if passed, would provide for centralized negotiations for school boards – a clear abandonment of the way collective bargaining has taken place in the past in the sector. Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2013, was introduced at first reading on October 22, 2013 and is now… All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement.