At the February 2020 OCASC General Assembly meeting, representatives from over 30 OCDSB (Ottawa Carleton District School Board) parent councils came out to talk with the local bargaining units of the OSSTF (Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation)—this union represents the Secondary Schools, as well as the custodial staff, office support workers, occasional teachers, special ed teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, and educational assistants for the Secondary Schools and Elementary Schools—and the OC-EFTO (Ottawa Carleton branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario). Two OCDSB trustees were also in attendance as observers.
The discussion was balanced, courteous, and very honest and frank. For more information about the labour dispute, including a list of questions and answers (Recap of the OCASC Meeting of 20 February 2020), and what you can do: https://ocasc.ca/information-shared-by-osstf-and-oc- efto/
Please share this information with your councils and with the parents at your schools. And if you have any questions or would like to add to the conversation, please feel free to post on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocasc/) or send an email to email@example.com
Watch this space for the full minutes from our February meeting and details about our March meeting (on Thursday, 26 March 2020).
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