Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

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Information on this page is related to the Safe Reopening of Schools.

Participating in the Push-Back Against the Ford Government to Demand a Safe Return to School

The challenges our schools will face this year are unprecedented in Ontario’s education history. Join thousands of Ontarians coming together to demand a real plan that protects our students and educators.

Please visit Here For Students @ hereforstudents.ca to take action and demand a safe return to school for September. #SafeSeptember


OSSTF/FEESO releases framework for reopening schools in 2020-2021

This paper presents OSSTF/FEESO’s position on the reopening of schools, providing recommendations and raising concerns that must be addressed by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and local employers in order to ensure a safe return for our members and our students.

The collective experience and expertise of OSSTF/ FEESO members can help to ensure a learning environment that is both safe and effective. That experience, coupled with a review of the experiences of other jurisdictions, and consultation with many frontline workers and local leaders from across the various sectors of our membership, are reflected in the guiding principles contained in this framework.

OSSTF/FEESO remains committed to finding solutions that will ensure students and the educators who work with them remain safe as we reopen the province’s publicly-funded schools.

Teachers and Education Worker Unions Taking Legal Action as Ford 

Following the failure of the Ministry of Labour to adequately respond to their requests for appropriate health and safety standards in publicly funded schools, Ontario’s four major teacher and education worker unions say they have been left with no choice but to file formal appeals with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).

Link to Attachment: Teacher and education worker unions taking legal action as Ford government fails to meet health and safety obligations