A tentative agreement has been reached between the Provincial Government and the union representing education support workers.
Education minister Liz Sandals confirmed the news in a press release on Monday saying that she was ”pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been successfully reached between Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the trustee associations’ representing all four publicly funded education systems, and the Government of Ontario.
She added that ”CUPE has agreed to stop job action pending ratification of the agreement.”
Meanwhile, talks are continuing between the Provincial Government and the union representing elementary school teachers despite the passing of the November 1st deadline issued by Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Wynne issued the ultimatum on October 23rd, saying teachers had 8 days to end their work to rule campaign or face having their pay docked.
It is not yet clear whether the Government has issued that authorization to the school boards, which would see teachers given 5 days notice of the wage cut.
Marathon continuing over the past weekend under a media blackout issued by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
The ETFO is now the only teachers’ union without an agreement, the union continues to ramp up it’s work to rule action, with members withdrawing from all voluntary extra-curricular activities last week.