Catholic teachers reach deal with Ontario government
Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) has reached a tentative labour deal with the provincial government. OECTA’s president, Liz Stuart, said the union will suspend all strike action until members vote on the agreement. That’s set to happen on April 7 and 8, the union said.
OECTA represents some 45,000 elementary and secondary teachers in the publicly funded Catholic school system. The deal makes OECTA the first of the four major teachers; unions to reach an agreement in a highly contentious round of bargaining.