Central Terms Ratified for Collective Agreement between Catholic School Boards and Teachers

September 18, 2015

TORONTO – The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is pleased to announce the ratification of central terms for a new three year collective agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association.

“The process of labour negotiations involves a commitment to understanding the perspectives, the interests and the experiences of all parties involved. The agreement reached by OCSTA with OECTA and the Crown is a reflection of the shared goals and the commitment of all parties to ensuring quality education and the well-being of students in Ontario’s Catholic schools,” said Kathy Burtnik, president of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA).

We are very pleased to have achieved the first central terms for a collective agreement for Catholic teachers under this new bargaining process.

OCSTA continues central negotiations with unions representing education workers in Catholic school boards, with the goal of achieving negotiated agreements with all of its education worker unions.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents all English Catholic school boards and collectively educates 545,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Sharon McMillan, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232 / cell: (416) 460-7937 / E-mail: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca