Sam Hammond on the Passage of Bill 122

Here's a link to the final version of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act that received Royal Assent today: PDF

ETFO is pleased with the bill, as the vast majority of amendments which ETFO proposed were incorporated into the final version.  It's expected that this will be a big step forward for bargaining, as the informal central bargaining that began in 2004 and continued in 2008 and 2012 has not been in the best interests of members.  Now that we won't be operating in a landscape of unwritten rules, bargaining should be much more effective.  That being said, a new operating framework is undiscovered country... there'll probably be hiccups along the way, but hopefully none of the surprises of the past two bargaining rounds.