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Grand Erie District School BoardGEDSB reaches agreements with three local unions

Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) announced that it has reached agreements with three local labour unions, representing a significant number of educators within the district on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

All of these agreements were ratified by the Board on February 26, 2024, and the term of the agreements run from 2022 through to 2026. 

• OSSTF – Secondary Teachers (ratified by the union February 7, representing nearly 600 staff) 

• OSSTF – Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP) Local (ratified by the union  February 22, representing 80 staff)  

• OSSTF- Secondary Occasional Teacher Local (ratified by the union February 21,  representing almost 200 staff) 

“By working together in a spirit of partnership and with a focus on students, we have been able to reach an agreement in the interest of all parties,” said Susan Gibson, Chair of the  Grand Erie District School Board. “Our thanks to all of our labour partners involved in these  negotiations. These agreements allow us to continue to focus on working together to build a  culture of learning, well-being and belonging.” 

“We extend our thanks to the leaders and members of these associations for their partnership, and to our local bargaining team for their dedication,” added JoAnna Roberto,  Director of Education at Grand Erie. “It establishes labour certainty and clarity that allows us to move forward together to support students and staff.” 

Grand Erie District School Board represents more than 27,000 students in 58 elementary  schools and 14 secondary schools within the City of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, as well as, students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. With a dedicated staff of more than 2,900, Grand Erie  is committed to learning, leading, and inspiring. 

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