OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

November 27, 2008 17:32 ET

OSSTF Support Staff in Greater Essex Ratify Settlements

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2008) - Members of four support staff bargaining units with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), District 9, Greater Essex have ratified agreements with the Greater Essex County District School Board. The agreements will be in effect from September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2012. The bargaining units represent education support staff, continuing education instructors, LINC and employment services employees, and professional student services personnel.

Sandra Sahli, Provincial Executive Officer of OSSTF/FEESO and Chair of the District 9 support staff negotiating teams commented, "We applaud the local bargaining teams for the hard work that allowed us to reach these settlements successfully and meet the key priorities identified by our members including salary increases and enhanced benefits. The improvements to job security will also help ensure that important services to students and adults remain in place.

"A collaborative approach to establishing a framework at the provincial level helped create the foundation for achieving these settlements," Sahli continued. "However, the achievement and ratification of the agreements by our members and the board also demonstrates that local collective bargaining continues to be an effective process to reach a fair and reasonable outcome."

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, attendance counsellors, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Sandra Sahli
    Executive Officer
    (416) 751-8300 or 1-800-267-7867