The first day of convention is all about networking and meeting up with our sector collegues. After registering and collecting our credentials and convention kits we made our way to join the over 300 school board sector members attending the conference. At our sector meeting, Terri Preston, chair of the OSBCC provided updates on the current bargaining situation for us and our teacher colleagues. We are heading into arbitration in the next two weeks and hopes are high that things will pick up.
The School Board Sector also reviewed and passed 2 Emergency Resolutions concerning funding by National for our fight for bargaining and raising our awareness. Both resolutions were passed by the sector and will move on to the CUPE Ontario Executive Board and the Resolutions committee.