December 16 Update

OSSTF/FEESO met today with the management team and was prepared to bargain with the assistance of a newly appointed Ministry of Labour mediator.

The management team has demonstrated no willingness to withdraw their positions on increases to class size, mandatory e-learning or the removal of long-term protections for students with special needs.

The parties made no progress on any of the outstanding issues. Of note, salary and compensation formed no part of today’s discussions. 

Given the distance between the two parties, the mediator has determined that further discussions tomorrow would not be beneficial and has therefore cancelled Tuesday’s bargaining.

OSSTF/FEESO remains committed to transparent bargaining as these critical issues to public education remain unresolved.

No future dates have been scheduled.