Preliminary Agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers` Association – Durham Secondary Unit We respect that the legal stages of work are a legal part of the collective bargaining process and we will continue to update families as information becomes available on www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. As a Catholic school board, we respect the rights of workers` unions and are pleased that an agreement has been reached. We will continue to inform all of our labour groups on www.dcdsb.ca/collectivebargaining. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents education workers across the province, launched a strike action effective Monday, October 7, 2019. A legal strike can be a normal part of the collective bargaining process during labour negotiations. Work negotiations with workers` unions of the Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) are continuing across Ontario. While the Board of Directors is not directly involved in centralized negotiations at the provincial level, we know that the parties work diligently on collective agreements. The information below contains updates on possible employment measures between the various negotiating groups. The teaching profession has made a joke these days, because a large number of people have entered only for money/pension and summer away in them. I know some of these people. I`m outraged that they`re ripping off the school`s paintings. Teachers can go up to 80k per year for 6-hour work (maybe 7-8 depending on whether they have to mark certain tasks/tests), Christmas and March break and 2 whole summer months.
Under the old collective agreement, they were allowed to take their 20 sick days a year until they retired. Some of these retired teachers could have had more than 500 sick days on the bench. (which equates to a maximum of 120,000) We are pleased to inform you that this weekend`s discussions between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario government and the trustee associations have been successful and that an agreement has been reached. CUPE represents custodial/maintenance staff, teaching assistants and secretarial/klerikal/technician staff in their activities on the Board of Directors.