TORONTO, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Recent media reports have indicated that
the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) is close to
reaching a provincial framework agreement with the government. At this
point in time, OECTA continues to engage in discussions with the
government and trustee representatives, but no agreement has been
OECTA remains at the Provincial Discussion Table (PDT) with the aim of
negotiating a fair and reasonable agreement that protects the interest
of our members and strengthens the classroom environment for our
students, while recognizing the fiscal realities facing the province.
While some progress has been made in our latest discussions with the
government on the parameters they proposed, there are still many issues
that must be resolved and much more discussion still needs to take
place before any agreement can be reached.
OECTA is committed to bringing forward ideas to help solve problems and
address outstanding issues. Ensuring that education in Ontario
continues to move forward remains a common goal that provides a
foundation upon which our discussions continue.
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
For further information:
For more information, or to arrange an interview with Kevin O'Dwyer, contact:
Director of Communications
416-925-2493 xtn 509