Oct 092015

The Common Front (which is made up of 400 000 public sector employees) announced the strike dates today during a press release. The Common Front has determined that a rotating strike will take place by regions in Quebec.

ESTA will, therefore, strike on the following dates:
– October 27
– November 12 and 13

Sep 172015


Tonight, the teachers of the Eastern Shores Teachers Association have vote IN FAVOUR of a bank of six (6) strike days, to be carried out as part of the Common Front.



YES VOTES:                           110 (91%)

NO VOTES:                            11 (9%)

SPOILED BALLOTS:            1

Sep 142015

On Monday, September 14, 2015, the ESTA Board of Directors were briefed on the lack of progress at the provincial negotiations table. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to conduct a general vote of the membership in order to obtain a legal strike mandate.

The general vote will occur at the same time in all schools and centres within the Eastern Shores territory. Each union delegate will conduct a vote by secret ballot in his/her school following an online presentation by Ray Venables, ESTA President.

DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2015
TIME: 4 p.m.
LOCATION: ESSB schools and centres
For more information, please ask your school/centre’s union delegate.

May 092010

Now that April’s Action Plan has ended, you may be wondering what is planned for the month of May?  As we get farther and farther away from the end of our last, decreed contract (March 31st), it is important to keep the pressure on the Government and its negotiators so that we can reach a negotiated settlement.

Last Tuesday, the QPAT Board of Directors met and discussed its future action plan in order to move negotiations forward and to support the Common Front.  The ESTA executive will be discussing the proposed action and will contact union reps sometime this week.

Nobody wants a strike, but it’s increasingly looking like this could be a possibility at some point.  At the QPAT table the possibility of seeking a strike mandate is being discussed. Have no fear however since teachers will be consulted beforehand.