Statement By Minister Sandals On Agreement With OSSTF
Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, issued the following statement about an agreement in principle with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.
“The agreement we have reached with the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and its more than 60,000 members is a clear indication of the hard work that all parties are putting in to reaffirm and reinvigorate our partnership and our commitment to Ontario’s students.
The agreement resolves ongoing concerns across a number of areas while staying within the ministry’s funding envelope.
The idea of living within the existing funding envelope for education was by no means an impediment to our agreement today. Instead, it was a catalyst for innovative thinking, collaborative problem-solving and the renewal of our proud partnership with Ontario’s public high school teachers.
I want to thank everyone who participated in reaching this agreement. Both sides showed a willingness to seek common ground in support of our common goal – higher levels of student achievement. The result is an agreement that is fair for taxpayers, federation members and school boards, but the most important beneficiaries are Ontario’s students.”