Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
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It's December - Keep safe!!


The new Trustees take office this month.  Good luck to all and we look forward to working with them to make local Public Education even better.

November was a rough month for many.  We can look forward to sunnier days and a well-deserved break.  

Remember that we have an EAP which is there when support is needed to get through challenging times.  You can find contact information under the Services, EAP tab.

Please keep track of the number of Family/ Personal Leave days that you take - the total maximum number of days is 5.  You can take sick days for medical appointments.  Please take the time that you need so that you can return to work healthy in all ways.

The Extension Agreement has resulted in pay rises this year.  
  • September 1, 2018:  1.0%
  • February 1, 2019:     1.0%
  • August 31, 2019:       0.50%

The OMERS Retirement Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

The OTPP Retirement Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

If you are planning on retiring on June 30, 2019 and want to cancel paying your LTD Premiums, you may do so with fewer than 110 days remaining in the school year.  This year that date cutoff is January 15, 2019.  You will have had to sent the Board your retirement letter before premiums are stopped.

Please call us if you have any questions or concerns.  We are your union and want to know how to best serve you.

Any questions? Please contact us:


Andrea Loken, Teachers and District President


Joan Jardin, District Officer

John Vince, TBU Chief Negotiator