OSBCU Bargaining Update #8

OSBCU 2022 Bargaining Update #8

This is what we’re proposing:

You can access a copy of the summary using this link

  • Wage increases of $3.25 per hour in each year of the collective agreement
  • Pay casual and temporary employees the same rate as permanent employees
  • Require each school board to have a minimum staffing complement and limit boards’ ability to cut staffing levels and the services provided to students
  • Guarantee a Designated Early Childhood Educator is assigned to every Kindergarten class
  • Funding to create new jobs to enhance the services provided to students
  • Establish minimum weekly hours of work for full-time education worker jobs
  • Establish minimum standards on vacation, leaves of absence, and other conditions of employment
  • Funding increases to allow for improvements to benefits
  • Paid prep time for employees whose core duties are directly related to student/learner instruction
  • Violence prevention training and recommendations to prevent violence in schools

The package of Proposals for Student Success and Good Jobs reflects your and your coworkers priorities as expressed in the CUPE-OSBCU bargaining survey that had 11,000 respondents in March 2021.  You can access the full package on the OSBCU website 

Should you have any questions about the Central Bargaining Proposals please contact:

  • Area 1 (Windsor, Sarnia, London, Kitchener) – Joe Tigani
  • Area 2 (Niagara, Guelph, Owen Sound, Hamilton & Halton) – Keith Levere
  • Area 3 (Peel, Toronto, York) – Todd Canning
  • Area 4 (Durham, Peterborough, Barrie) – Laurie Lucciola
  • Area 5 (Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Ottawa, Renfrew, Pembroke)  – Liz James
  • Area 6 (Timmins, North Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury) – Mike Galipeau
  • Area 7 (Thunder Bay, Kenora, Fort Frances) – Devin Klassen
  • General Questions – Laura Walton or Rod McGee