WELCOME SCEOT MEMBERS!
Just a reminder that the SCEOT office will be closed for the summer at the end of the day Friday, June 26th and will reopen on Tuesday September 8, 2015.
Should you have an emergency during the summer, please contact the ETFO Provincial Office at 1 888 838 3836 or 1 416 962 3836.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during the summer holiday!
Enjoy spending time with your friends and family and we will see you all again in September!
Support ETFOs THUNDERCLAP!
ETFO’s Thunderclap “virtual rally” on social media is now live. We are speaking with one voice and sending a collective, online message to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education Liz Sandals and OPSBA on August 31st at noon in anticipation of ETFO’s bargaining session on September 1st. The message is:
#KathleenWynne #LizSandals #OPSBA: 1 yr w/o a contract today. #ETFO members expect fair bargaining tomorrow! #ontED
We’d appreciate any support members can provide in encouraging others to participate in ETFO’s Thunderclap scheduled for August 31st. Members and supporters can join at the following link on ETFO’s CB website: http://www.etfocb.ca/a-virtual-march-on-queens-park/.
Here’s the link to find out more about Thunderclap: https://www.thunderclap.it/faq
Support our brothers and sisters! Keep Hydro Public!
Show your support today by visiting http://keephydropublic.ca/
Two new websites from ETFO
Check them out!!
Professional Learning to the Early Years
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!
** PLEASE sign up to receive the ETFO CB newsletters as well! The more informed you are, the better **
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!
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
School Visits 2014-2015
All school visits for the 2014-2015 school year have been completed!! I will be continuing to visit schools next year and will post the schedule in September.
As always, should you wish to schedule a visit at your school, just call or email the office and we will schedule it at your earliest convenience!
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
Deals and Discounts!
As an SCDSB employee you get some deals – check out the Board website for more info!
Also, as ETFO members, you get even more great deals!
June Flyer Rogers ETFO OFFER IDV JUN 15
Check out Edvantage for more info! You can sign up for their email newsletters and stay updated on all the discounts!
Check out the ETFO OT PAGE!!!
|EI REFERENCE CODES|
The Reference Code for EI Applications for June 2015 school-related intake:
Effective: 19 Jun 2015
Expiry: 24 Jul 2015
The Reference Code for EI Applications for Dec 2015 school-related intake:
Effective: 18 Dec 2015
Expiry: 15 Jan 2016
The Reference Code for EI Applications for Mar 2016 school-related intake:
Effective: 11 Mar 2016
Expiry: 02 Apr 2016
OCT Mandate Creep
Since it was established in 1996, the Ontario College of Teachers has expanded into areas that are beyond its legislated mandate. There should be a clear separation of roles where the College regulates the teaching profession in the public interest and advocacy for the profession is left to the organizations that represent teachers.
The “mandate creep” on the part of the College creates confusion about its role. It has also led to a misguided use of College human and financial resources and to an increase in staff and budget that College registrants have been forced to pay for. The College revenue comes solely from fees charged for registering with the College.
For more information, please follow this link
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
Information update as of October 2014
# of contract teachers = 2097.3
# of LTOs last year = 767
# our list is capped at = 839 (40% of above #)
15 members currently on leave
# on LTO list = 312
# Added to supply list since May 2014 = 62
To date this year, there has been 291 LTOs
# of qualified FSL members on list = 121
** These #s are constantly changing, however I feel you should have ‘snapshots’ through out the school year **
# 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
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