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Things have changed drastically in Unionland folks mainly due to Ministry of Education interference in the Teachers’ Bargaining Unit negotiations. As a result, increased sanctions will start back up again on Monday the 10th of December. Examples are: arriving early to school (15 minutes) and leaving right after daily duties are done and the cessation of Extra Curricular activities. We will be keeping you informed here and through email with updates etc. … Continue reading
Conciliation meeting was Oct 25 and a “No Board Report” will be issued before Nov 2. What this means is that in approximately 3 weeks we will be in a strike/sanction position. To that end we will be ramping up towards that date by holding Strike Rules Committee meetings and massive emails to keep you informed as to what is going on.
There will be and All Teacher Info… Continue reading
We have had several inquiries about the New Regulation 274/12 regarding the new hiring rules for LTO’s & Contract jobs for Occasional Teachers. The problem is we don’t have much to tell you as the Board isn’t sure what they are doing in this situation either. I attended a Director’s Advisory Council meeting this morning (Oct. 15) and asked the pertinent questions, but the terse response was: we don’t know… Continue reading
We now have the results from our September Strike Vote.
Locally 89% were or are in favour of job action or in support of the strike vote. Provincially the count was 92% in favour of strike action.
104 Occasional/LTO Teachers cast their vote here in Simcoe County.
*Remember, this is just a vote of support to us and the Provincial Executive. We now have to follow the Ontario… Continue reading
That is not the nicest title to read straight in to the new semester/school year but one has to be realistic with the times. We certainly welcome you all back to a frustrating situation, with the Government coming at us in full attack mode. Collective Bargaining rights have been cut, slashed, and expunged to the nether regions as McGuinty is now charging ahead with other legislation no doubt geared at all Public… Continue reading
Below you’ll find an excerpt from the 2012 Provincial Budget which highlights the proposed changes to the education system.
You can find up-to-date information concerning the proposed budget and its potential impact on students and OSSTF members by reading the OSSTF Bargaining Bulletins.
http://www.osstf.on.ca/bargaining-bulletins… Continue reading
As you were earlier informed, the Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Council passed a resolution to distribute the “Insurance Trust Funds” to individuals who had participated in the SCDSB/OSSTF Group Benefit Plan based on the number of years they had been involved in the above Plan. The Teachers’ Bargaining Council decided that an outside firm should be appointed to gather the necessary information to carry out this duty. The name of the… Continue reading