TORONTO,ON--(Marketwired - September 25, 2015) - The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is disappointed to report that support staff bargaining with the Government of Ontario and its school board partners, represented by the Council of Trustees' Associations, has come to a halt.

"In spite of our best efforts over three consecutive days of bargaining, the Council of Trustees' Associations and the Government continue to undervalue the important services our support staff members provide in Ontario's publicly funded schools," said OSSTF/FEESO President Paul Elliott.

OSSTF/FEESO local leaders will be meeting on Wednesday, September 30 to consider next steps.

No future bargaining dates have been scheduled.

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

Contact Information:

Paul Elliott
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
416.751.8300 or 1.800.267.7867