OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

December 01, 2008 12:42 ET

OSSTF Support Staff in Upper Grand District School Board Ratify Settlements

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - Members of the support staff bargaining units of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), District 18 have ratified agreements with the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB). The agreements will be in effect from September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2012. The bargaining units represent educational assistants, professional student services personnel, and office, clerical and technical staff in the public board.

Sandra Sahli, provincial Executive Officer of OSSTF/FEESO and Chair of the District 18 support staff negotiating teams commented, "The framework established earlier this fall in discussions between OSSTF/FEESO and the provincial government provided a foundation for bargaining. But achieving these agreements also required that local negotiating teams on both sides come to the table prepared to reach a fair and reasonable outcome."

"The local teams are to be commended for their efforts," Sahli continued. "Their hard work made it possible to come to an agreement that addresses member priorities including salary increases, enhanced benefits and improved job security. We are also pleased that the Board came to the table willing to recognize the significant contribution our support staff members make to meeting student and school needs."

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