OECTA Reaches Second Local Tentative Agreement

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) is pleased to announce that the second of its local tentative agreements has been reached between the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Unit and the PVNC Catholic District School Board. The 750 members of the unit, who teach Kindergarten to Grade 12, will now vote on the tentative agreement.

"I'd like to thank our provincial team for reaching a central agreement two months ago," said PVNC Unit President, Dean Spence. "That played a significant role in allowing us to secure a local deal that I'm confident our members will ratify."

No details of the agreement will be released until after members have ratified the deal.

Once the local ratification process is complete, the collective agreement will be finalized under the new provincial bargaining legislation.

"We are pleased another local tentative agreement has been signed," said OECTA President Ann Hawkins. "There are many local deals to reach, but we are making great progress and will certainly see several more of these agreements in the near future."

A tentative provincial agreement was reached on August 25 between OECTA and the Ontario government and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) and was ratified by the OECTA membership on September 18.

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association represents more than 50,000 talented, passionate and qualified teachers in Ontario's publicly funded English Catholic schools, in classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 12. OECTA cares deeply about the quality of education in our province, and we advocate for the professional and contractual welfare of our members to make sure they can focus on what they do best: teach. 

SOURCE Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association

For further information: Janine Druery, Communications Specialist, j.druery@oecta.on.ca, 416-925-2493 ext. 472

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