Today was unfortunately another unproductive day. OSSTF had proposed discussions regarding potential financial savings, but instead of receiving financial data to support those discussions we were faced with editorialized comments which seemed to assume our intent for such discussions.
OSSTF is becoming increasingly frustrated with the fact that despite the Minister of Education’s repeated public statements that he is looking for a deal, the government refused to bring amended proposals on significant issues to the table. OSSTF had proposed to bring our EW and T/OT Benefit plans together for increased sustainability and efficiencies, but the response has been to restrict and constrain the Benefit Trust’s operations. OSSTF also identified a number of items that have the potential to generate cost savings and await a response.
This summary explains all of the articles in the Teacher/Occasional Teacher Central Agreement and highlights the areas where OSSTF/FEESO is proposing changes. The summary also provides a brief rationale for the proposed changes.
The government continues to use misleading facts to take positions that will cause long-lasting damage to public education in Ontario. Click Read More to see their brief and the OSSTF refutal of their rationale
OSSTF/FEESO continues to be frustrated by the lack of progress. We requested financial data in the hopes that substantive discussions could be had on potential cost saving topics. Not only did we not receive any data, we also were told after just two hours that this line of discussion would not achieve any desired results.
Although today was a dedicated Teacher/Occasional teacher bargaining date, OSSTF received a proposal that included references to EW Benefits. OSSTF had proposed to bring our EW and T/OT Benefit plans together for increased sustainability and efficiencies, but the response has been to restrict and constrain the Benefit Trust’s operations. Click Read More to be directed to the document received.
Ce résumé explique tous les articles de la convention centrale du personnel de soutien et souligne les domaines dans lesquels OSSTF/FEESO propose des modifications. Le résumé fournit aussi une brève justification des modifications proposées.