OPSBA Ratifies Settlements Reached with OSSTF Teachers and Education Workers


May 22, 2020, Toronto – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that it has ratified the tentative settlements that were reached with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation for both teachers and education workers on April 20, 2020.

“We’re pleased that ratified three-year agreements have now been reached with all education sector unions. Throughout this process our goal has been to negotiate agreements that are fully-funded, fair, and fiscally responsible. This agreement will help ensure a stable and productive learning environment for our students,” said OPSBA President Cathy Abraham. “Despite the many challenges caused by the current pandemic situation, all of the parties continued to work towards reaching a deal that will help to bring some stability to our system during what is obviously a rapidly evolving situation. I want to personally thank the OPSBA negotiating teams, which consist of both OPSBA staff and school board directors and senior staff, for their commitment to this process. They often worked late into the night and over many weekends to achieve these agreements.”

For the education workers component of this negotiation, the Council of Trustees’ Associations is a partnership of OPSBA, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA), the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC), and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO).

OPSBA has now ratified all union central table agreements and local bargaining is underway.

For more information, please contact:

Shane Gonsalves
Managing Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs
Ontario Public School Boards’ Association