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Bargaining

Bargain in Ontario Information

Bargaining in the Education Sector

Ontario created a 2-tier negotiation model laid out in legislation by the province. Individual locals and/or independent unions must come together to form a negotiation ‘table’ as per the legislated requirements. The latest School Boards Bargaining Act Regulation 

O. Reg. 59/19: THE 2019 ROUND OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING outlines the 5 central tables that represent Education Workers That Are Not Teachers. Teachers do not sit at central tables with non- teaching staff, however, ETFO and OSSTF are unions which have both a Teaching and Support Staff central table. The Central Tables for Employees other than teachers are:

  • CUPE central table – Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • ETFO central table – Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
  • OSSTF central table – Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
  • EWAO-ATEO central table – Education Workers’ Alliance of Ontario members are:
  1. Halton District Educational Assistants Association
  2. L’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens.
  3. Association of Professional Student Services Personnel.
  4. Dufferin-Peel Educational Resource Workers’ Association.
  5. Educational Assistants Association.
  6. Educational Assistants Association.
  7. Unite Here.

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