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Chris Goodsir - General Secretary


Chris Goodsir
Chris Goodsir
General Secretary

Chris joined the Protective Services division at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office in 2015 and was promoted to Director of Negotiations and Contract Maintenance in January 2021. In June 2021, Chris was appointed to Associate General Secretary – Protective Services. Before working at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office, Chris was the Teacher Bargaining Unit Chief Negotiator in District 25, Ottawa-Carleton.

As the Associate General Secretary of Protective Services, Chris had various statutory and non-statutory responsibilities, including coordinating preparations for central table negotiations.

Chris has vast experience in negotiations, grievances/arbitrations, education finance, pensions, pay equity, benefits, and long term disability. The Protective Services Division assists in negotiating collective agreements for approximately 150 bargaining units employed by public and Catholic district school boards in Ontario and 6 Ontario universities.

Chris has also represented OSSTF/FEESO on the Central Labour Relations Committee, the Central Dispute Resolution Committee, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), and numerous committees and work groups dealing with a variety of Ministry Initiatives. He also represents OSSTF/FEESO as a trustee on the Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT).

Chris was appointed to the position of General Secretary in October 2021 and commenced his duties in January 2022.

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