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1he lnformaLlon senL Lo you ln Lhls emall ls confldenLlal Lo CSS1l/lLLSC members only. none of Lhe
lnformaLlon ls Lo be posLed ln a publlc manner - Lhls lncludes webslLes, lacebook, 1wlLLer, eLc. .
Þlease refraln from publlclzlng Lhls lnformaLlon ln any way. Members are remlnded LhaL Lhls lnformaLlon
ls bargalnlng-relaLed and are remlnded LhaL CSS1l/lLLSC provlnclally and locally does noL publlclze
8elow, please flnd a message from Lhe Þrovlnclal Cfflce of CSS1l lssued early Lhls evenlng:
ConfldenLlal Lo CSS1l/lLLSC Members
lebruary 24, 2013
Cn behalf of Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve, l wanL Lo begln by Lhanklng you for your conLlnued engagemenL,
and exLraordlnary solldarlLy. uurlng Lhese pasL dlfflculL monLhs, you have been engaged ln one of Lhe
longesL collecLlve and mosL complex acLlons ln CSS1l/lLLSC hlsLory. 1hls has been a dlfflculL and
compllcaLed Llme and your Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve knows Lhe many challenges you have faced and Lhe
sacrlflces you have made ln order Lo flghL for your rlghL Lo collecLlve bargalnlng.
ln SepLember, Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve developed and agreed on a long-Lerm flghL-back sLraLegy
regardlng Lhe negaLlve repercusslons of Lhe recenLly lnLroduced 8lll 113. 1hls unlLed sLraLegy was
shared wlLh 8argalnlng unlL ÞresldenLs and Chlef negoLlaLors aL a meeLlng held on SepLember 7, 2012.
1he sLraLegy was based on Lhree guldlng prlnclples:
C 1o creaLe an envlronmenL ln whlch Lo bargaln an accepLable deal.
C 1o ensure LhaL Lhe governmenL of Lhe day wlll know LhaL Lhere are consequences for aLLacklng Lhe
rlghLs of educaLlon workers.
C 1o demonsLraLe Lo CSS1l/lLLSC members LhaL Lhelr unlon wlll noL allow Lhelr rlghLs Lo be eroded
lL sLaLed Lhe followlng:
CSS1l/lLLSC has made lL clear from Lhe lnlLlal dlscusslons abouL bargalnlng LhaL esLabllshlng Lhe rules
under whlch bargalnlng was Lo Lake place was necessary Lo ensure a falr and democraLlc process for all
parLles. 1he currenL rules LhaL provlde Lhe parameLers for collecLlve bargalnlng are found ln Lhe CnLarlo
Labour 8elaLlons AcL. CSS1l/lLLSC has made lL clear publlcly LhaL we would be followlng Lhe CnLarlo
Labour 8elaLlons AcL processes and LhaL ls Lhe basls for Lhe fuLure acLlons LhaL CSS1l/lLLSC wlll be
Laklng on behalf of members.
SLeps ln Lhe Þlan:
1. All affecLed bargalnlng unlLs LhaL have noL prevlously Laken sLrlke voLes wlll Lake sLrlke voLes by
SepLember 26, 2012.
2. All affecLed bargalnlng unlLs wlll apply for ConclllaLlon and a no 8oard 8eporL ln an order LhaL wlll
be deLermlned by Þrovlnclal Cfflce. 1he order wlll be communlcaLed Lo ÞresldenLs and Chlef negoLlaLors
vla a memo Lo be released early Lhls week.
3. All affecLed bargalnlng unlLs wlll llkely begln Lo be ln a legal sLrlke poslLlon by CcLober 11, 2012.
4. SLrlke acLlons, lncludlng everyLhlng up Lo, buL noL lncludlng, a full wlLhdrawal of servlces, wlll
commence as was dlscussed aL Lhe !une membershlp meeLlngs. Powever, Lhe lnlLlal sLrlke acLlons wlll be
deslgned accordlng Lo Lhe bargalnlng slLuaLlon aL LhaL Llme. We wlll forward LhaL documenL early Lhls
week as well.
3. lf Lhe CovernmenL Lakes any acLlon agalnsL any affecLed CSS1l/lLLSC bargalnlng unlL, exLra-
currlcular acLlvlLles wlll be wlLhdrawn across Lhe provlnce. 1hese acLlons may lnclude sLeps Lo lmpose a
collecLlve agreemenL (Lhe CLC1A Memorandum of undersLandlng) or moves Lo creaLe a regulaLlon LhaL
declares our acLlvlLles lllegal, whlch would Lhen Lrlgger our exLra-currlcular response and Lhe
CovernmenL wlll have Lo answer Lo sLudenLs and parenLs.
lf CSS1l/lLLSC ls able Lo bargaln an accepLable deal, lL musL be Laken Lo Lhe MlnlsLer of LducaLlon for
approval. lf Lhe MlnlsLer re[ecLs Lhe deal, Lhen Lhe CovernmenL has Lo answer for LhaL declslon. 1hls
would also Lrlgger Lhe wlLhdrawal of exLra-currlcular acLlvlLles across Lhe provlnce."
?our local leadershlp was asked Lo share Lhls plan wlLh you.
Slnce SepLember 7, your solldarlLy ln lmplemenLlng Lhls plan has resulLed ln a number of slgnlflcanL
achlevemenLs LhaL have lead us Lo Lhls [uncLure ln our flghL.
1ogeLher our acLlons:
· SLole Lhe ablllLy of Lhe Llberals Lo form a ma[orlLy governmenL Lhrough our unlLed acLlons and hard
work ln Lhe klLchener- WaLerloo by-elecLlon on SepLember 6, 2012.
· lnfluenced ualLon McCulnLy's declslon Lo reslgn hls Þremlershlp - a reslgnaLlon LhaL occurred a few
shorL days afLer a meeLlng wlLh heads of unlons across Lhe provlnce and a mere few weeks afLer he
publlcly mused abouL seeklng a fourLh Lerm as Leader of Lhe Llberal ÞarLy of CnLarlo.
· lorced a Llberal Leadershlp ConvenLlon whlch caused a full lnLernal revlew of Lhe parLy's pollLlcal
· kepL Laurel 8roLen from seeklng Lhe leadershlp of her parLy by focuslng on her role ln Lhe Llberals'
anLl-Leacher/anLl-educaLlon worker agenda. 1hls also hlghllghLed Lhe unaccepLable shlfL ln Lhe parLy's
· lorced Lhe Llberals lnLo an early repeal of 8lll 113 - a plece of leglslaLlon LhaL Lhey fully lnLended Lo
keep on Lhe books for aL leasL Lhree years because lL lncluded Lhe ablllLy Lo exLend lmposed condlLlons
on us for a Lhlrd year.
1hroughouL Lhe fall, whlle all of Lhese pollLlcal evenLs were occurrlng, CSS1l/lLLSC represenLaLlves
were meeLlng wlLh CovernmenL and school board offlclals Lo modlfy Lhe CLC1A Mou and creaLe a falr,
accepLable collecLlve bargalnlng process. 1hose dlscusslons also lmpacLed Lhe CovernmenL's agreemenL
1he magnlLude of Lhese achlevemenLs can be dlrecLly relaLed Lo your collecLlve acLlon and solldarlLy
wlLh Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve sLraLegy.
More recenLly and slnce Lhe selecLlon of kaLhleen Wynne as Lhe new Þremler, many meeLlngs, boLh
formal and lnformal, have been held Lo develop a process Lo properly address CSS1l/lLLSC concerns.
uurlng Lhe pasL Lwo weeks, represenLaLlves from CSS1l/lLLSC have engaged ln hlgh level dlscusslons
wlLh Lhe CovernmenL. 1hese represenLaLlves lnclude Lhe 1eacher/Cccaslonal 1eacher and SupporL SLaff
Ad Poc Advlsory Work Croups, provlnclal negoLlaLors and Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve.
1hese dlscusslons focused on CSS1l/lLLSC ldenLlfled lssues and were sLrucLured Lo achleve approprlaLe
SubsLanLlal progress was made aL Lhe mosL recenL meeLlng wlLh governmenL represenLaLlves on
1hursday, lebruary 21. AL Lhls Llme, Lhe Lhree guldlng prlnclples LhaL were lnLegral ln our sLraLeglc plan
As a resulL of Lhls progress, Lhe provlnclal negoLlaLors unanlmously recommended Lhe followlng moLlon
Lo Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve:
º1haL Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve recommend Lo members LhaL we suspend our pollLlcal acLlons relaLed Lo
exLra-currlcular and volunLary acLlvlLles."
AfLer a Lhorough debaLe, Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve also unanlmously supporLed Lhe recommendaLlon.
1he Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve and provlnclal negoLlaLors presenLed all Lhe lnformaLlon relaLed Lo Lhe
dlscusslons and Lhe assoclaLed moLlon Lo boLh Ad Poc Advlsory Work Croups. 1hese Work Croups
lnclude a LoLal of 28 local presldenLs and local chlef negoLlaLors who represenL Lhe geographlcal and
bargalnlng unlL dlverslLy of our 60,000 members. 1he Ad Poc Advlsory Work Croups also sLrongly
endorsed Lhe moLlon.
Cn lrlday, a full reporL was presenLed Lo all local bargalnlng unlL presldenLs and oLher members who
comprlse Þrovlnclal Councll. Þrovlnclal Councll ls CSS1l/lLLSC's declslon-maklng body beLween Annual
MeeLlngs. 1he followlng moLlon was presenLed:
º8L l1 8LSCLvLu 1PA1 Þrovlnclal Councll endorse Lhe followlng moLlon passed by Lhe Þrovlnclal
1haL Lhe Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve recommend Lo members LhaL we suspend our currenL pollLlcal acLlon
relaLed Lo exLra-currlcular and volunLary acLlvlLles."
1hls moLlon was sLrongly endorsed by Þrovlnclal Councll.
A sLraLegy was developed Lo communlcaLe Lhe ouLcomes of Lhe dlscusslons held durlng Þrovlnclal
Councll ln a Llmely and approprlaLe manner. unforLunaLely, due Lo clrcumsLances beyond Lhe Þrovlnclal
LxecuLlve's conLrol, Lhe lnformaLlon was communlcaLed Lo Lhe press whlch negaLed Lhe ablllLy for Lhe
approprlaLe communlcaLlon sLraLegy Lo be employed. 1he lnformaLlon was leaked by a person ln Lhe
Þrovlnclal Councll meeLlng whlch was belng conducLed ln LxecuLlve Sesslon ln order Lo prevenL [usL such
an evenL from occurrlng. 1hls was hlghly problemaLlc ln LhaL members heard Lhe resulLs of Lhe
dlscusslon from Lhe medla and noL Lhelr local leaders or Þrovlnclal Cfflce. 1hls ls noL characLerlsLlc of
how CSS1l/lLLSC commlLs Lo operaLlng.
lrom Lhe very beglnnlng of Lhls flghL, we have been clear LhaL lL ls a flghL Lo resLore our collecLlve
As a resulL of Lhe meeLlngs held wlLh Lhe Wynne admlnlsLraLlon Lhe governmenL has commlLLed Lo puL
ln place an approprlaLe Leam of represenLaLlves LhaL excludes bankrupLcy lawyers, buL lncludes
educaLlon and labour relaLlons experLs
1hls newly appolnLed cenLral Lable Leam, along wlLh CSS1l/lLLSC represenLaLlves ls Lasked wlLh
revlewlng and resolvlng CSS1l/lLLSC prlorlLy lssues.
Some of Lhese lssues lnclude:
· 1he developmenL of a bargalnlng sLrucLure/process LhaL wlll allow for local bargalnlng ln Lhls
currenL round, and ln fuLure rounds. 1he governmenL has communlcaLed lLs undersLandlng of Lhe
necesslLy of local bargalnlng Lo reach resoluLlon. ln addlLlon, we wlll uLlllze Lhe CL8A process LhaL allows
mld-Lerm amendmenLs Lo collecLlve agreemenLs.
· A commlLmenL Lo ensure falrness and conslsLency ln Lhe appllcaLlon of Lerms lmposed. and Lhose
under negoLlaLed Mous, l.e. [ob securlLy for supporL sLaff.
· Any fuLure changes Lo Lhe grld sLrucLure would noL be lmposed.
· A commlLmenL Lo form a Worklng Croup Lo examlne a fuLure CSS1l/lLLSC Þrovlnclal 8eneflLs Þlan.
· 1he parLles are commlLLed Lo look for flscally neuLral alLernaLlves Lo unpald day(s).
· 1he governmenL has offered mulLlple meeLlng daLes ln Lhe near fuLure (as early as Lhls week) aL
CSS1l's dlscreLlon, and wlll ensure LhaL key personnel wlll be presenL aL Lhose meeLlngs.
· 1he CovernmenL acknowledges Lhe lmporLance of local bargalnlng and Lhe parLles recognlze Lhe
need Lo develop opLlons Lo ensure LhaL soluLlons achleved aL a cenLral Lable dlscusslon are lmplemenLed
aL Lhe local level. CSS1l/lLLSC represenLaLlves wlll be lnvolved ln Lhe developmenL of Lhese opLlons.
As l have sald publlcly, we know lL ls llkely LhaL abouL 20° of Lhe membershlp wlll llkely never reLurn Lo
parLlclpaLlng ln volunLary/exLracurrlcular acLlvlLles, we also know LhaL abouL 20° have already
reLurned/wlll lmmedlaLely reLurn Lo parLlclpaLe ln volunLary/exLracurrlcular acLlvlLles and we also
undersLand LhaL abouL 60° of you wlll make your personal declslon abouL wheLher Lhe sysLem deserves
a reLurn of your good wlll based on Langlble resulLs. 1haL ls your personal declslon, as lL has always
been, buL ln elLher case, do noL shorLchange Lhe achlevemenLs your parLlclpaLlon ln our collecLlve acLlon
sLraLegy has resulLed ln Lo daLe.
1he Þrovlnclal LxecuLlve recognlzes LhaL each member wlll make lndlvldual and personal declslons
regardlng exLra-currlcular and volunLary acLlvlLles.
ken Coran, ÞresldenL