To All Occasionals,
Welcome to Spring! We have anxiously awaited its arrival.
This year, as you are aware, we will be entering into a new phase of negotiations. As of March 31, 2014, we are still awaiting news whether Bill 122 (provincial and local) will become law. Bill 122 is currently in abeyance since Hudak refuses to meet in Committee to discuss.
On March 27, 2014, the government provided information on the Grants for Students Needs (GSN’s), which will impact the Budget 2014-2015. At this time, the GSN’s provide funding for Full-day Kindergarten and parity for the ETFO teachers. Further information will be forthcoming in the coming months.
There has been much talk and speculation about a Spring election. If an election is called, then that would mean that all negotiations would be put on hold, until a new government is formed.
This is a time of great uncertainty, but rest assured we will continue to be your advocates and keep a close eye on the issues as they arise.
Have a Blessed Easter,
Bill 122 is now the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, 2014 as it received royal assent last week. The full text of the Act can be found here
The latest occasional teacher roster is now available on the Board’s web site and on the TOTL web site.
Interviews for the Long-Term Occasional Teachers’ List
The next round of interviews for the LTO list will be scheduled during the Summer. Look for details on your Board’s e-mail for application and interview dates.
Updated Roster – March 7th, 2014
Reminder General Meeting
Wednesday May 14th, 2014
951 Wilson Ave Unit 12 – Upstairs
Annual General Meeting:
Thursday, June 12, 2014