Toronto, December 10, 2019 – The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA)
is pleased to announce that the CTA and the provincial government have successfully
negotiated a tentative settlement on central terms of a collective agreement with
the Education Workers' Alliance of Ontario (EWAO).
"The parties worked hard together at the table to reach a fair and responsible agreement
that will help ensure that we keep students in the classroom," said OPSBA President
Cathy Abraham. "Education workers play an important role in our schools, and this
agreement is a recognition that we value the contribution they make to the educational
experience of our students every day."
The details of the agreement remain confidential until ratified by all parties.
EWAO is composed of:
- Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens;
- Association of Professional Student Services Personnel;
- Dufferin-Peel Education Resource Workers' Association;
- Educational Assistants Association;
- Halton District Educational Assistants Association;
- Service Employees' International Union, Local 2; and
- Unite Here, Local 273.
OPSBA will continue to negotiate with the other unions representing teachers and
education workers, with the best interests of students in mind.
For this negotiation, the Council of Trustees' Associations is a partnership among
the following three Associations: Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires
catholiques; Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association; and the Ontario Public
School Boards' Association.
The Ontario Public School Boards' Association represents public district school
boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which together serve more than
1.3 million public elementary and secondary students. The Association advocates
on behalf of the best interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario.