A tentative agreement has been reached today between the provincial government and the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW), making it the fifth tentative agreement reached by the Province with teachers’ and education workers’ unions.
ONTARIO - The Province and Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) have reached a tentative agreement.
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce issued the following statement after reaching the agreement today:
"Our Government is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached between the Crown, the Council of Trustees' Associations, and OCEW. This tentative agreement shows our Government's commitment to providing stability to parents, students, and education workers.The time is now to get the two remaining deals done, for the benefit of our students."
This is now the fifth tentative agreement reached by the provincial government with teachers’ and education workers’ unions. Prior to this deal, an agreement was made on Wednesday between the Province and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC).
Two ratified agreements were also made with and two ratified agreements with CUPE and EWAO, providing stability and certainty to more students and families in Ontario.