KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario government has reached a tentative deal with the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW)which represents school staff.
“We are proud to announce that another tentative central agreement has been reached with the education workers represented by the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW). This further demonstrates that our government can deliver agreements with education unions that ensure children remain in class, where they belong.” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “It is my sincere hope that all remaining education unions and school board trustees’ associations will continue to come together with the government to keep children where they belong: in class, learning without disruption.”
OCEW issued a statement saying the deal was reached after days of negotiations.
The OCEW is made up of six unions representing thousands of workers at public and catholic school boards across the province, including educational resource facilitators and maintenance and construction workers.
The deal still must be ratified by staff. No terms were released.