The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and CUPE Local 2331 have reached an interim agreement. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached by Sunday. Although we are not involved in centralized negotiations, we are confident that the parties involved would work hard to reach an agreement. As you may know in the most recent media, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is currently negotiating a renewed provincial collective agreement and has been on strike since Monday, September 30, 2019. We understand that a work stoppage can be a concern for students, parents and school communities, and we will ensure that all parties involved are kept informed throughout the process. As a Catholic school board, the YCDSB respects collective bargaining and hopes that a freely negotiated agreement will be reached soon. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, an interim collective agreement was reached by the Ontario Catholic Teachers` Association (OECD), the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association (OCSTA) and the Ontario government. As a result, the OECD suspended all strike activities until the agreement was ratified. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECD) reached an interim agreement with the provincial government and the Ontario Catholic School Trust Association (OCSTA) on March 12, 2020. If there is no preliminary agreement, a one-day strike will take place on Thursday, March 5, which means that the central body of each union negotiates with the province and its local units.

Different aspects of a collective agreement are negotiated at each level. On October 6, CUPE and the province announced that they had entered into a new collective agreement. This interim agreement is currently ratified by CUPE members. All basic and secondary teachers at the York Catholic District School Board are members of the OECD. The York Catholic District School Board is very pleased that the provincial negotiating teams and CUPE have negotiated a new collective agreement. That`s why CUPE WILL NOT BE GREAT DEMAIN, MONDAY 7 OCTOBER 2019. The York Catholic District Board (YCDSB) and CUPE Local 1571 tentatively agreed this weekend. The details of the provisional agreement are confidential and are subject to ratification by the YCDSB and the Union.