The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and CUPE Local 2331 have reached an interim agreement. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECD) reached an interim agreement with the provincial government and the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association (OCSTA) on March 12, 2020. The York Catholic District School Board is very pleased that the provincial negotiating teams and CUPE have negotiated a new collective agreement. That`s why CUPE WILL NOT BE GREAT DEMAIN, MONDAY 7 OCTOBER 2019. On 8 April 2020, the OECD announced that its members had ratified the agreement on essential terms for a new treaty. QUOTES “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank the members of the CUPE and YCDSB negotiating team for their constructive efforts towards a new collective agreement. The parties` determination to reach an agreement paves the way for continued positive cooperation between CUPE 2331 and YCDSB. Maria Marchese, Chair of YCDSB`s Board of Directors. “I am pleased that we have been able to secure a new collective agreement with our CUPE 2331 partners. The positive and collaborative approach of both sides has led to a mutually beneficial negotiation process and a ratified agreement, which has positive benefits for both the Board of Directors and the Union.” From Falconi, Director of Education, YCDSB. “The members of the Union have sent us around a table with clear priorities: to make orders, to improve the recruitment process and to improve the working conditions of all our members. We are proud of the agreement we have reached with the partnership of the board`s negotiating team. The 93% vote in favour of ratification tells us that our members see the obvious benefits of this agreement.
We look forward to implementing these rules to help our members continue to provide excellent service to our students. Mary Di Federico, President, CUPE Local 2331. The York Catholic District School Board is very pleased that the Ministry of Education and the Ontario Secondary Teachers` Federation (OSSTF) have reached an interim agreement at the provincial level. The ratification votes with OSSTF members are scheduled for May. We understand that a work stoppage can be a concern for students, parents and school communities, and we will ensure that all parties involved are kept informed throughout the process. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon. Today, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECD) announced that no interim agreement has been reached with the province and that legal action will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020. This means that the central body of each union negotiates with the province and its local units to negotiate with each school board. Different aspects of a collective agreement are negotiated at each level. The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is pleased to announce that a new collective agreement has been reached with CUPE Local 2331. YCDSB employees represented by CUPE Local 2331 include office workers, designated early childhood educators (DECEs), educational assistants (EHA), library technicians, lunch facilitators, lunch desk support staff, school secretariat staff and student support staff (SSWs).
After a series of rounds of negotiations in recent months, an interim agreement on a renewed collective agreement was signed on 28 January 2020.