TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the Ontario Labour Relations
Board (OLRB) dismissed the complaint against the Ontario English
Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) brought forward by four parties
representing local OECTA units, following the signing of the Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) with the government.
In his decision, OLRB Chair Bernard Fishbein stated that the facts
outlined in the applications "do not make out any possible violations
of the Ontario Labour Relations Act and are therefore dismissed."
"This decision re-affirms that the local presidents and the Provincial
Executive established a process in good faith, with the best interest
of the membership in mind, and consistent with our obligations under
the OLRA," says OECTA President Kevin O'Dwyer.
During the past several months, OECTA's Council of Presidents and
Provincial Executive worked collaboratively to develop a new bargaining
procedure to address the members' concerns about ratification of future
provincial deals. Adds O'Dwyer, "This is the best place to address the
concerns of the members, and will strengthen our position as we
anticipate a new provincial bargaining process as identified by Premier
OECTA represents the 43,000 professional women and men who teach all
grades in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario.
SOURCE: Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
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