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Board and ETFO Teachers Reach Tentative Local Agreement
Board and ETFO Teachers Reach Tentative Local Agreement
Posted on 01/15/2016

UCDSB Reaches Tentative Local Agreement with
ETFO Upper Canada Teacher Local

By Mark Calder

(Brockville) – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) reached a tentative memorandum of settlement Thursday with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Upper Canada Teacher Local. This local settlement, when ratified by the UCDSB and the membership of the ETFO Upper Canada Teacher Local, will complete the bargaining process for elementary teachers and complements the agreement on provincial issues achieved on November 2. Terms of the settlement will remain confidential until ratified by both parties.

The ETFO Upper Canada Teacher Local represents 1,200 elementary teachers working in UCDSB schools.

“I am very pleased to see we have reached an agreement with our elementary teachers,” said Chair Jeff McMillan. “The hard work and commitment of all of those involved in the negotiating process brings us closer to focusing our attention completely on our mission of improving student achievement. Thanks to all.”

“I am happy we have reached an agreement acceptable to all parties involved,” said Director Stephen Sliwa. “This will allow the board and our teachers to move forward and focus on our students’ success.”

The date and location of the union’s ratification vote will be announced shortly. Trustees will hold a ratification vote on Wednesday, January 27.

The UCDSB continues to negotiate with the CUPE bargaining unit representing support staff. Bargaining on local issues for this union is ongoing and the UCDSB remains optimistic that this process will be brought to a conclusion in a timely and cooperative manner.

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