Stuart said details of the agreement would not be published until members ratified. It says that the details of the agreement remain confidential until it is ratified. Catholic teachers will take part in a national vote on April 7 and 8. Sources told Stern that the interim agreement also watered down Regulation 274, a recruitment provision that favours teachers who have been the longest-time on the list of offers – a rule that was introduced to reduce nepotism. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association (OECTA) has reached a preliminary agreement with the province. “The OECD has reached a preliminary agreement with the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association and the Ontario government on the essential terms of a new collective agreement. Details of the agreement will remain confidential until the agreement is ratified. It is not known whether a compensation move was initiated as part of the interim agreement. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said he was focused on agreements with other teachers` unions. The School Board of the Catholic District of Toronto said it was pleased to hear that the two parties had reached an interim agreement. Education Minister Stephen Lecce told reporters at Queen`s Park that the interim agreement was good for teachers, students, parents and the government. Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the preliminary agreement was “good for students, good for teachers and educators, and good for the people of this province.” Ontario Catholic teachers have reached a preliminary agreement with the province, becoming the first teachers` union to do so in the current round of contract negotiations.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the Ontario Teachers` Association for Catholics of Ontario (OECTA) said the agreement was reached with “the Ontario Catholic Trust Association and the Ontario government on the essential terms of a new collective agreement. Accessed your local collective agreement and the province`s comparison memorandum in 2015. The details of the interim agreement will be known after ratification. We appreciate the efforts of our negotiating team and Crown partners, as well as the representative of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association. TORONTO, March 12, 2020 – We are very pleased that the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association, the provincial government and the Ontario Teastors Association (OECD) today reached an interim collective agreement after months of negotiations. The preliminary agreement reflects the commitment of all negotiators to the well-being and progress of all Catholic school students and staff across Ontario. Details of the agreement remain confidential until it is ratified. In accordance with the association`s ratification procedures, Catholic teachers will take part in a national vote on 7 and 8 April if OECD management and local unity presidents recommend authorisation. . The union has been waging for months, in the midst of a dispute with the province, over wages, class sizes, proposed e-learning courses and other rotating strikes and other union actions with the province`s other major teachers` unions.