June 9-11, 2019 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador 

 The CTF-FCE’s 2019 Teacher Collective Bargaining Conference is being held from June 9–11 in collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) at the lovely Alt Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Under the theme “Bargaining Beyond: Changing the Collective Conversation,” the conference aims to support bargaining in complex and shifting political landscapes.​ 



Sunday, June 9, Opening keynote: KeDevelopments in Major Case Law   in Teachers’ Collective Bargaining​

Gail L. Gatchalian’s Biography​

Tuesday, June 11, Closing keynote: Strengthening Bonds: Our students, our union, and our community

Michael J. Harrington, formerly of the Chicago Teachers Union​


Program at a glance

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Social on the Rock

18:30–19:00 Registration
19:00–20:15 Opening Keynote
20:30–22:00 Reception

Monday, June 10, 2019 

8:15-8:45           Coffee and registration
8:45 –10:00        Pan-Canadian Review 
10:30–12:00       Workshops 

  • Interest-Based Bargaining (bilingual)
    Yvan Roy, AEFO
  • From the Courtroom to the Classroom
    Gail L. Gatchalian, Q.C., Pink Larkin
  • WIN - Women in Negotiations
    Katrina Wheaton, OECTA​

12:00–13:15       Lunch (included)
13:15 -14:30       Panel discussion
15:00 –16:15      Case Market
18:00–22:00       Kitchen Party (includes dinner)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

8:45–10:15         Panel discussion
10:30–11:45       Keynote
11:45–12:30       Lunch (included) and closing remarks


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Susan Dallin O’Grady at [email protected].