We were informed on tonight’s call that NO details of the Memo of Settlement (contract) will be disclosed to the Public or Media until Presidents across Ontario representing 55,000 thousand Education Support Workers have seen the document. Then we are to review the document with our Negotiating Committees. Then after reviewing it with our Negotiating Committees, a Meeting will take place in Toronto the weekend of November 14, 2015.
At this November 14 meeting, Local Presidents across Ontario will receive details around the signed off items and have the opportunity to ask question and receive answers around the individual items so we can then bring this information back to the members to Ratify by December 4, 2015. Either by accepting it or not.
We are Locally in Bargaining November 12 & 19. We will for sure need more dates to settle Local Bargaining. We need both Contracts to make up one (1) Collective Agreement. Provincial items will NOT go into effect until Local Bargaining is completed. We only need to Ratify Provincial by December 4, 2015.
Local Bargaining can take as long as it needs to create a contract that is both conducive to the members & employer.
There is to be NO Reprisal (Punishment) for your Legal Phase 1 & 2 Strike Action that you took for the past weeks! If you receive any form of this behaviour; you need to contact me immediately.
Currently we are conducting business as usual and are on NO form of Strike Action.