DDSB Reaches Agreement with Elementary Occasional Teachers’ Local

Posted On Wednesday November 17, 2021

DDSB Comes to an agreement with Occasional Elementary Teachers

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) has reached an agreement with the Board’s 1,600 occasional elementary teachers represented by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Durham Occasional Teachers’ Local.

Both the DDSB Board of Trustees and Durham ETFO Occasional Teachers’ Local have ratified the agreement as of November 15.

The DDSB continues to successfully work with all union and federation partners to provide outstanding public education to more than 74,000 regular day students and more taking continuing education and adult credit courses. 


“Our relationship with all educators and staff is an asset that helps us to educate all children and learners across the Durham District School Board. We continue to value our partnerships with bargaining units and the important role employee groups play in serving students and the system. We are happy to continue to provide the best possible education for our students through reaching this agreement.”  – Carolyn Morton, Chair, Durham District School Board

"We are pleased to have a ratified local agreement between the Durham Occasional Teacher Local and the Durham District School Board. Our members experienced a challenging round of local bargaining. This settlement will provide a positive foundation for future bargaining."  – George Taylor, President, ETFO Durham Occasional Teachers’ Local

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 72,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB, Instagram @durhamschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB