Presentation on theme: "Bargaining Information Meeting. OECTA PRAYER Creator God, we praise you, the source of all life. Renew our faith and guide us in our ministry as Catholic."— Presentation transcript:
OECTA PRAYER Creator God, we praise you, the source of all life. Renew our faith and guide us in our ministry as Catholic teachers. Let us touch the hearts and minds of those with whom we work. Lord Jesus, share with us your counsel, so we may choose knowledge over ignorance, wisdom over waste, peace over injustice, community over isolation and service over domination. Holy Spirit, nurture our growth. Inspire us to give birth to the creative powers within us. Let us come to the fullness of life promised in the Gospel. Amen.
OECTA PLEDGE I pledge to work for the goal of Christian education, which is to co- operate with Divine Grace in forming the true and perfect Christian. I promise to obey the rules and regulations of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association and to fulfill my duties as a member
1.Welcome 2.Overview of Process 3.Provincial Issues 4.Local Issues 5.Strike Vote 6.Questions and Answers
Overview of Process Provincial Bargaining Collective Local Table Agreement Bargaining Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act Provincial Bargaining Collective Local Table Agreement Bargaining Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act
Overview of Process 2012-2014 - Local Research Team identified key issues Winter 2014 - Regional Bargaining Forums gave direction on issues of concern Spring 2014 - Council of Presidents appointed Provincial Bargaining Team Fall 2014 – OECTA met with Employers group (OCSTA & government) to set ground rules and scope of bargaining January 2015 - Matters in dispute referred to Ontario Labour Relations Board for arbitration BEFORE RATIFICATION – Tentative Agreement comes back to Provincial Executive, Council of Presidents, then to the membership for ratification vote. (By-Laws 2.74-2.77)
Overview of Process (2) Other Affiliates ETFO 96% Strike Vote January 20/22 2015 commence bargaining OSSTF 88% Strike Vote December 15 agreed upon central issues February 3,4 2015 scheduled for bargaining AEFO – no OLRB date set OECTA – OLRB dates January 9 & 19
Scope of central bargaining 1. Monetary compensation. 2. Pregnancy/Parental Leave including Maternity Leave/SEB plans. 3. WSIB top up. 4. Benefits. 5. Hiring Practice including the July 5, 2012 MoU and Regulation 274. 6. VLAP type program. 7. Paid leaves. 8. Teacher working conditions and workload as they relate to supervision and on-calls; class structure; assessment and reporting; professional and staff development; prep and planning time provisions; board-level staff advisory committees. 9. Teacher professional judgment.
Scope of central bargaining (2) 10. Protection of teacher bargaining unit work. 11. Ministry of Education Initiatives and the implementation thereof. 12. Creation of a central issues dispute resolution and grievance process 13. Length of term, notice to bargain and renewal. 14. The structure and organization of collective agreements. 15. How to incorporate into the collective agreement the content/language of the July 5, 2012 MoU 16. Return to teacher bargaining unit of Principals and Vice- principals. 17. System Principals. 18. All matters relating to information requests relating to all issues identified above.
ISSUES IN DISPUTE Attendance management support programs Seniority as the basis for the teachers transfer (health & safety) harassment in schools including: reporting provisions, investigations and access to grievance/ arbitration provisions Matters relating to changes in employment status resulting from enrolment fluctuations, school amalgamations/closures, excluding teacher redundancy Teacher working conditions and workload as they relate to Individual Education Plans (IEPs);