Joint news release from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and ETFO Hastings-Prince Edward
July 8, 2020—A tentative collective agreement has been reached between the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Hastings-Prince Edward Teacher Local.
The agreement for 600 elementary teachers spans a 3-year period, from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2022.
No details will be released until it is voted on by teachers and the Board of Trustees in August/September 2020.
“As we continue through these extraordinary times, I would like to thank our elementary teachers for their continued support to students. I appreciate all of them and acknowledge that they are a critical part of our team. Relationships are important. We are grateful for the hard work done by both parties to reach an agreement. I wish everyone a great summer and look forward to start-up in September.” – Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board
“We are pleased that we have reached a tentative settlement with the Board. We believe this is a fair agreement which is respectful of the needs of our members. We began local negotiations in May and this wraps up a very challenging year with what we believe is a positive outcome for our members. Our team would like to thank all our members for their patience and support as we worked to achieve an agreement.” — ETFO Hastings-Prince Edward Local President Sarah MacKay
“I congratulate and compliment the local ETFO bargaining representatives and leadership, as well as the representatives for HPEDSB. Reaching an agreement during these incredibly challenging times is an accomplishment. This agreement contains language that provides stability and consistency for our students and those who work in service of their interests—our ETFO teachers. I am pleased for everyone involved and particularly our kids, who will benefit.” – Sean Monteith, Director of Education