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Rainbow Board and OSSTF secondary teachers reach tentative agreement

Rainbow District School Board and the Federation representing more than 300 permanent secondary teachers in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island have reached a tentative agreement at the local level.

Details of the agreement will be released once ratified by members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) District 3 and approved by Rainbow District School Board Trustees.

The new deal, if ratified and approved, will be in effect from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022, aligning with the provincial settlement at the central bargaining table.

“We commend the bargaining teams from the Board and the Federation for working together to achieve this tentative agreement with students first and foremost,” said Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar. “We value our teachers. They have demonstrated adaptability and resilience during this unprecedented school year.”

“On behalf of OSSTF District 3 Teacher Bargaining Unit (TBU) members, we would like to thank both negotiating teams for their tireless efforts in reaching this tentative agreement,” said TBU President Eric Laberge. “After an extended period with no opportunity to negotiate locally, we are pleased that both sides worked in partnership to reach this deal.”

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Media Contacts:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.

Eric Laberge, President, OSSTF District 3,
705-692-3923 or 800-352-9883.