October - now well into the year.
Items from the TBU President Andrea Loken's Branch Speaking notes, please consult your Branch President for details.
Health & Safety - reporting incidents; highlight on the growing number of parents being abusive towards or about Teachers.
Smartfind/ Requesting an Occasional Teacher - Please only request a specific OT under the conditions in our Collective Agreement.
Friendly Society - there is a drive underway until October 6.
Environmental Committee - initiating this committee; please let your Branch President or Andrea know if you are interested.
Information Technology - Availability and use in the school is not good and not getting better. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to turn of routers?
Early Reports - they are voluntary; please ensure you communicate with parents when needed.
Student Achievement Awards - information is in the worksite.
Pharmacare - please sign the petition to have a national pharmacare program.
Make it Fair - please let your MPP know that you are in favour of Bill 148 as a start but more needs to be done.
United Way - Please consider donating and getting involved; so good in so many ways.
Due to our extension and remedy agreements, we will be getting increases and lump sums. Also, there will be an opportunity for Teachers to take a day off. There is a memo regarding the extension and remedy on the Teachers Tab.
There will also be a 0.5% lump sum payment that will be calculated on your 2016-2017 pay that will be paid out by early November. The small retribution for messing with the grid will come in June 2018. Remedy Days are now being approved (first come-first served).
A copy of the new Teachers' grid is attached in the Teachers, Collective Bargaining, Collective Agreement tab.
Please check the Calendar for upcoming meetings.
As always, please call us if we can assist in any way.
Andrea Loken, Teachers and District President
Joan Jardin, District Officer