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E a s t e r n   U p d a t e - Friday, September 18, 2015

Provincial Agreement Ratified
If you have not already heard, the membership has ratified the Provincial Agreement. The Trustees will be voting on September 21st. If ratified by their side, we will then be ready to start local bargaining.

C.U.P.E. Strike Action
As most of you know, CUPE is currently in a Work-to-Rule with school boards across the province, including CDSBEO. Please show your support for our brothers and sister during their labour action. Had it been necessary for teachers to be in a W2R, we would have welcomed their support. The members of CUPE are currently in "Phase 1" of their W2R, which includes some or all of the following actions:

  • Follow the terms of the Collective Agreement
  • Abide by working hours. Not arriving early or leaving late. Not taking work home
  • Take all breaks and lunch
  • Don't do the work of other union members
  • etc.

It is important for teachers to know that during the work day OECTA members must only perform the duties of a teacher. OECTA members must not perform duties that belong to other unionized workers. As well, students must not be allowed to do the work of other unionized workers while under the supervision of an OECTA member.

If CUPE's job action increases, more information will be provided either in an Eastern Update or through your Staff Representative.

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