The Ontario government and Education Minister Stephen Lecce have reached a tentative agreement with members of the Association des Enseignantes et des Enseignants Franco-Ontariens (AEFO).
AEFO members, who are currently off of work due to the COVID-19 situation, are employed at Dryden’s École catholique De l'Enfant-Jésus elementary school on Airport Road.
"Our Government is pleased to announce a tentative deal has been reached between the Crown, AEFO teachers, and the school board trustees' associations,” said Minister Lecce, in a prepared statement.
“During this unprecedented time, we are committed to providing stability for our students and staff through the deal reached with French-language educators. In this negotiation, we advanced student priorities - including lower class sizes, enhanced special education supports, and the protection of full-day kindergarten.”
“We look forward to delivering remaining deals for the benefit of students, parents and staff."
This is the fourth tentative agreement reached with teacher’s unions. Ontario also has tentative agreements with OECTA nad ETFO members, and have two ratified agreements with CUPE and EWAO members.