OPSBA in the Media – July 2019

2019 7/23 | Connects Page, OPSBA in the Media

Union says teachers’ contract talks stalled over dispute with school boards
The Canadian Press, Jul. 25, 2019
Contract talks between Ontario’s high school teachers, the province and its public school boards have stalled before they’ve even begun, says the union representing the educators.

Ontario high school teachers won’t have a contract before the academic year starts, union warns
CBC News, Jul. 24, 2019
Contract negotiations for Ontario high school teachers have stalled, and according to the head of the province’s main secondary school teachers’ union, bargaining can’t resume before the beginning of the school year.

Ontario teacher contract negotiations already stalled
Newstalk 1010, Jul. 24, 2019
Earlier this month, Ontario’s Education Minister expressed confidence a deal could be reached with teachers before their contracts expire on August 31.
NEWSTALK 1010 has exclusively learned that is not going to happen.
Negotiations have stalled before they even began.

Teachers’ negotiations stall before they begin
The Toronto Sun, Jul. 24, 2019
Students at Ontario’s public high schools should still be in the classroom come the first week of September even if contract talks are at a standstill.

Government moves forward with school repair funding; asks boards to submit funding requests
The Canadian Press, Jul. 22, 2019
Ontario’s schools had a $15.9B capital repair backlog in 2017, the last time data was released.
Ontario is asking school boards across the province to submit funding requests for their most pressing repair projects as it restarts a key school infrastructure program that has been frozen for more than a year.
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