Have a great 2014-2015 school year!!
Your communication and the need for current information is IMPERATIVE!
WE NEED YOUR NON-BOARD EMAIL ADDRESS (if you have not been receiving emails throughout last year)!!! Send it to email@example.com, along with your preference for email or Canada Post communication throughout the year. * Please note that lots of information is timely and Canada Post may prevent you from being aware of quick deadlines, especially with upcoming negotations!
Together Fairness Works is a Canadian Labour Congress campaign and helps members and our communities to see the importance in unions. The CLC has released its 2014 Union Advantage statistics which show, very clearly, the benefits of belonging to a union. This information can be found in the link below, on the ETFO website, CLC website, as well as through various social media outlets!
Get involved with the OFL (ofl.ca), CLC (http://canadianlabour.ca/) or your local Labour Council today! Contact the local office to see how you can get involved!
General Questions, comments or ideas can be emailed using the contact form below
PLEASE GO TO www.etfo.ca for current information!
Please be advised, we will be following Regulation 274 as imposed by the Liberal government for all further hiring with SCDSB – Please read the regulation and understand the process.
Should you be considered an unsuccessful applicant to the LTO roster, you are entitled to a debriefing according to the legislation. Please contact the board to arrange for that debriefing and know that we will be engaging in further discussions in September to move forward with this process.
Collective Bargaining updates will continue to be posted on the SCEOT website and ETFO’s Control Your Future website.
Yours in Education,
Your 2014-2016 SCEOT Executive:
Amy Chevis – President
Susan Michaud – Vice President
Michael Shillolo – Treasurer
Miriam Schembri – Secretary
Barry Caldwell – Collective Bargaining
Barbara Gunn – Status of Woman/Equity and Social Justice
Elena Bukshtinovich – Professional Learning
Robyn Ewert – Health and Safety
Miriam Schembri – Political Action/Public Relations
Carol McGregor Award
Nominations are once again open for the Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award.
The CLC created this award to recognize the outstanding contributions of a worker with a disability who
has made a significant and lasting impact in their union and/ or the community by promoting and
defending the rights of persons with disabilities.
EDUSIGHT, Free online gradebook!!!
Copyright in schools has changed
Make sure you’re in the know…
Your reference materials:
ONTARIO TEACHER PENSION PLAN
It’s NEVER too early to learn about your pension!
The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Ontario government are
changing the pension plan’s inflation protection. This change is part
of an agreement to eliminate the pension plan’s 2012 funding shortfall.
Inflation protection after you retire will now be based on three
periods of pension credit. For more information, please visit
Voluntary Leave of Absence Days are no longer available to members.
This was a one time option as implemented by the Ministry that ended at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
GREAT ETFO OT PAGE!!!
** Changes to Elementary Provincial Report Cards for September 2014 **
ETFO was recently informed by the Ministry of a few changes that have been made to the templates of the Elementary Provincial Report Cards for September 2014!
The Ministry’s EduGains website has updated the FAQ page and can be accessed here:
The report Card pages are now live and located at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/forms/report/card/reportCard.html http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/fre/document/forms/report/card/reportCard.html
Choose to serve
Nominations are now open for 23 elected positions to College Council.
If you would like to serve or nominate a colleague, visit Council Election 2015 to access the nomination form.
As an Ontario Certified Teacher, you can serve on Council as a representative of the region in which you reside or school system in which you are employed.
Council members serve to regulate Ontario’s teaching profession in the public interest.
Council decisions help to shape education in Ontario.
Your decision to run, nominate and vote makes it all possible.
Learn more at Council Election 2015.
E-voting occurs March 2 to April 7, 2015.
Anything exciting happening in your classrooms or community?
Send us pics, files and resources and we will be happy to share on the website!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
one brand new, red, four season coat embroidered with the SCEOT occasional teachers logo.
Size L Cost: $85.00
If interested please contact Barb Gunn @ 705-466-3332
Some general information as of September 25th, 2013
* # of OTs 830
* # of contract teachers 2072.7
* Our cap is (at this time) is 979
* # on LTO list 272 at initial hire
* # added to supply list 20
* # of contracts hired 34
* Number of LTOs hired 214
* When will the LTO roster reopen? No anticipated date at this time.
* # of FSL qualifieds on list 80
#s as of May 2014
# of members on the LTO list 335
# added to supply list 2013-2014 143
* our current cap at this time (40% FTE) 981
# of contracts obtained during 2013-2014 62
# of OTs on the list 957
# of members on leave of absence 30
# of members on mat leave 15
# of members with FSL qualifications on the list 99