Durham District School Board and OSSTF Reach Agreement, Ensuring Quality Education


In a significant development for education in Durham, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Permanent Teachers bargaining unit have successfully negotiated and ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement underscores a shared commitment to delivering high-quality education and fostering a positive learning environment for students across the region.

Christine Thatcher, Chair of the DDSB Board of Trustees, expressed satisfaction with the outcome, highlighting the dedication demonstrated by secondary school educators. “This agreement reflects our mutual commitment to providing high-quality education to our students,” stated Thatcher. “We look forward to continuing to work together to support student success.”

The agreement, ratified by both the DDSB Board of Trustees and the OSSTF Teachers Bargaining Unit, represents a collaborative effort aimed at driving positive outcomes for educators and students alike. Shane Stagg, President of District 13 OSSTF, commended the bargaining process, noting its importance in addressing concerns and finding common ground. “We are happy to have found a willing bargaining partner with the DDSB and to have arrived at a collective agreement that supports public education in Durham,” stated Stagg.

The DDSB, responsible for public education in various communities including Uxbridge, Brock, Scugog townships, and the cities of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, and Oshawa, employs over 10,000 teaching and educational services staff across 135 elementary and secondary schools and learning centers. With more than 79,000 regular day students and thousands more enrolled in continuing education and adult credit courses, the DDSB plays a crucial role in shaping the educational landscape of the region.

The successful negotiation of this collective agreement marks a significant milestone in ensuring the continued delivery of quality education in Durham. For further information and updates, individuals are encouraged to visit the DDSB website and engage with DDSB’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

This agreement reflects a shared commitment to the well-being and success of students and educators alike, setting a positive tone for the future of education in Durham.

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