Welcome back. We look forward to another fruitful year. For those seeking to get on to the LTO List, best of luck to all.
Please be aware that this is going to be a crucial year, with regards to Collective Bargaining. It has begun and it will be tenuous. Everyone involved will be playing hardball, and in an effort to keep you up-to-date, OCTA plans to send you current information as they proceed. This makes it very important that you provide OECTA with your personal email addresses. We, at TOTL also need that information and those which we have in hand we will be coordinating with OECTA. Please remit.
Once more, as President, it is my duty to urge you to please log into your email account on the board’s website so that you will not miss important information which they will post, on virtually everything. Remember, that the TCDSB will be sending little by mail. As I was told, there will be almost no snail mail communication. The Board’s Portal will be the vehicle. Please log in.
Again, TOTL calls on you for continued cooperation on all matters affecting your job. Don’t only call us on matters but please put it in writing. This makes it easier for decisions and allow us to keep files current. One further request is that you should all become familiar with your current Collective Bargaining Agreement. TOTL fervently monitors all changes and is familiar with anomalies which may occur. The expired agreement remains if force and has not been replaced. As it stands, we have not yet begun negotiations on Local issues.
T this time we ask you to remember in your prayers, James Ryan, our OECTA President who is undergoing treatment for his recently contracted serious illness.
Our PD schedule has been planned and will begin soon. We ask that if you apply and have to cancel, you do so well in advance so that we do not have to incur losses for no shows. Early notice means that we could slot in someone who is waiting. Remember that it is limited numbers, so it is first come first served.
Thank you and God Bless.
if you have provided personal email to OECTA Provincial, you will be receiving updates regarding collective bargaining at the central table. Local bargaining is still on hold awaiting direction from OECTA.
• You must teach at least 20 days to remain on the Occasional Teachers Roster
• Make yourself unavailable on Smartfind if you are unable to accept assignments.
• Keep track of your days (acceptances, cancellations, declines etc)
• Do not decline more than 49 working days
Presently, TOTL is working with the TCDSB regarding the cautionary letters sent to several OTs to ensure these letters are rescinded and not put in teachers files.
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
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.