Impasse Reached at Central Bargaining Table

Wednesday, September, 30th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

On Friday, September 25 an impasse was reached at the bargaining table between OSSTF Support Staff and the Government and the Council of Trustees’ Associations.

As stated in a media release by President, Paul Elliott, “The services our support staff members provide are crucial to publicly funded education in Ontario and to the success of thousands of students.  But it’s clear that neither the government nor the Council of Trustees’ Associations appreciate the value of that work in any meaningful way.”

PSSP Returns to Central Table

Monday, September, 21st, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

PSSP and other OSSTF support staff members return to the central negotiation table on Sept 23, 24 and 25.   We hope to reach agreement on outstanding issues this week.   Local table negotiations resume on Sept 28 – Oct 9, with five dates set to meet with TDSB management negotiators.    You will receive emails at your personal addresses once we have substantive information to share with you.  A ratification vote will be announced once we reach that step in the process.

High School Teachers Ratify Deal

Monday, September, 21st, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

OSSTF teachers and OTs ratified a central table deal with the government at a vote held last week.   They now will continue to attempt to reach local settlements with their various school boards around the province.   The central deal will only be attached to the local settlement, once both are  completed.   The process continues for all OSSTF members until both local and central agreements are ratified by the membership.


CUPE & ETFO Work to Rule

Saturday, September, 5th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

On September 8 when students return to school, we anticipate there may be some work to rule action from CUPE members and the Elementary Teachers.

PSSP is not engaged in any work to rule action.  We are currently in both central and local negotiations and we are hopeful for a settlement in the coming weeks.  You will be asked to ratify whatever deals are tentatively agreed to with the TDSB and the goverment.  Collectively, you have the final say.

Please respect the other unions at the TDSB by not performing any of their duties if asked by a supervisor to do so; to support them on your breaks and before and after work hours by joining any picket lines they may choose to set up; by continuing to perform all of your job duties during your 7 hour day.

September may be a difficult month as the other union affiliates work through the bargaining process.  We advise you to be professional, courteous and respectful at all times in the work place.

All questions and concerns can be sent via email to: