Negotiations Once Again Reach Impasse

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – May 23, 2015) – Following two days of discussions involving a seasoned mediator, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is disappointed to report that negotiations with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association have once again arrived at an impasse.

OSSTF/FEESO President Paul Elliott said, “In spite of our best efforts to find a path to an agreement, the Government and OPSBA continue to attack our existing contracts, and insist on contract strips that would have a negative impact in Ontario classrooms for teachers and students alike. We want nothing more than to reach a negotiated settlement, but we simply can’t agree to terms that undermine our members’ working conditions, and can only lead to inferior learning conditions for our students.”

OSSTF/FEESO will now apply for conciliation under the Ontario Labour Relations Act for central table bargaining.