Toronto elementary teachers ratify new deal, TDSB says

Toronto’s 11,000 permanent elementary school teachers have ratified their agreement with the Toronto District School Board, according to the TDSB.

Secondary occasional teachers, social workers, speech pathologists and trades workers also ratify contracts

Toronto's 11,000 elementary school teachers, as well as high school occasional teachers, social workers, speech pathologists and trades workers, have all ratified their deals with the TDSB. (CBC)

Toronto's 11,000 permanent elementary school teachers have ratified their agreement with the Toronto District School Board, according to the TDSB.

The teachers and board reached a tentative agreement back in December. However, details were not disclosed pending ratification.

"We are pleased that the board's 11,000 permanent elementary teachers have ratified their local agreement," new TDSB director John Malloy said in a statement.

"It is an important step in building stability for our students."

In addition to the elementary teachers, three other employee groups ratified their deals. These are:

  • secondary occasional teachers, represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF).
  • education workers, which include child and youth workers, speech-language pathologists, social workers and others, all represented by the Professional Student Services Personnel unit of the OSSSTF.
  • skilled trades workers, who are represented by the Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council (MCSTC).

Negotiations are still going on between the board and high school teachers, occasional elementary teachers, and support staff.

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