Local Collective Agreement Reached with OECTA

Local Collective Agreement Reached with OECTA
Posted on 06/24/2020
Media ReleaseLocal Agreement Reached with OECTAThe Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) are pleased to announce they have negotiated local collective agreements for Permanent and Occasional Teachers. The agreement for Permanent Teachers was reached on June 11, 2020, and the agreement for Occasional Teachers was reached on June 17, 2020.

The Kenora Catholic District School Board Trustees approved the local agreements at a Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, and a Special Board Meeting on June 24. OECTA ratified the agreements on June 23.

“I am very pleased that local collective agreements have been negotiated,” said Derek Haime. “Thank you to all involved in getting this important work done. We look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with OECTA at both the local and provincial level.”

“We are very happy to have finalized our local bargaining process and ratified both our Permanent and Occasional Teachers' Local Collective Agreements. I know that KCDSB and OECTA will continue to work together as we move forward into the future." – Leanne Davidson, OECTA, Kenora Unit President.

OECTA represents approximately 124 Permanent and 79 Occasional Teachers at Kenora Catholic.

The local agreements were reached under the province’s two-tier bargaining process. The local three-year agreements, effective September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2022, are in accordance with the ratified terms of the central agreement between OECTA and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, and as agreed to by the Crown, dated March 12, 2020.
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