Minister of Education Statement on Ratification of EWAO Central Agreement
TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement in response to the ratification of the central agreement with the Education Workers' Alliance of Ontario (EWAO) and the Council of Trustees' Associations (CTA):
"I would like to congratulate EWAO and the CTA for the ratification of the 2019-22 central agreement and express my gratitude to them for being reasonable at the negotiating table — a prerequisite to any deal.
Like our deal with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), our primary objective was to keep students in class and provide predictability and certainty to parents, students and educators alike.
Education workers play a critical role in promoting positive learning environments for students in all corners of our province — they help keep our schools clean and students safe.
We have now delivered two ratified deals to date and will continue to work on securing deals with our remaining education labour partners to ensure students remain in class."