Implications of the Updated MOU with OECTA

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On May 27, 2013, the Ministry of Education issued Ministry Memorandum 2013:B12 which provides details of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) recently agreed to between the Government and OECTA.

On July 5, 2012, the Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) as a framework to guide local bargaining for 2012-2014. On May 17, 2013, OECTA and the Government agreed to an update of the MOU. The updated OECTA MOU, as well as the MOU from July, 2012, are available on the Ministry website (

This memorandum is to advise boards of the steps, both regulatory and otherwise, that the Government is taking to facilitate the implementation of OECTA's updated MOU, including the modification of current collective agreements at the board level. The memorandum includes information pertaining to the following areas:

  • Maternity Leave
  • Voluntary Unpaid Leave of Absence Program (VLAP)
  • Unpaid Days
  • Reconciliation Committee
  • Attendance Recognition
  • Sick Leave/Election of Short-Term Leave and Disability Plan
  • Calculation of Non-vested Sick Days
  • Use of Sick Leave
  • Adjudication
  • Partial Days
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • WSIB/Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity Benefits
  • Benefits
  • Grid Qualifications
  • Local Bargaining
  • Top-up Days
  • Documents Pertaining to the 2008-12 Collective Agreement

2013 B Memoranda

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