OT Roster Applicants for LTOs -
Although hiring for LTO positions must follow the process legislated under Regulation 274, the Local encourages those on the OT Roster to apply for any posted position for which they are qualified and interested in teaching as the LTO List is soon depleted allowing Roster candidates an excellent chance of securing a long-term assignment. Please note that the Board does not have to consider seniority when hiring from Roster applicants.
Long-term positions are posted throughout the course of the school year. Most postings are up for 5 days, however in certain circumstances, the Local will agree to a 3 day posting so we urge members to get used to checking back throughout the week.
We remind TVOT members that as a Teacher, you are responsible for the safety of the children in your care. To that end, every Occasional Teacher needs to have access to the classroom keys so that they can lock their door when an emergency code has been called. The Local has heard reports that some schools feel they cannot share these keys because of concerns about sanitation. This is not acceptable. Keys can be sanitized and are essential. Access to classroom keys was negotiated between ETFO Provincial and the Provincial government in 2015 so please do not hesitate to ask for keys when you check in at the school office and if you are not provided with them, please notify us at the TVOT Office 519-641-3936. We will take the matter to HR for resolution with reference to the name of the school but not to the name of the Occasional Teacher.
TVOT Executive for 2020 - 2021 -
Nominations for the TVOT Executive have closed and we are pleased to report that the following members will be acclaimed to the Local Executive 2020-2021 at our Fall General Meeting on October 21st:
- Terry Card, President (two year term to end June 30, 2022)
- Nancy Springer, First Vice-President
- Vivek Nath, Second Vice-President
- Kevin Utley, Treasurer
- Sharon Pinylo, Secretary
- David Griffith, Health and Safety Officer
- Chief Negotiator, Terry Card
- Collective Bargaining Committee (alphabetically): Farida Makhani, Vivek Nath, Sharon Pinylo, Nancy Springer, Kevin Utley
- Sean Cousins
- Meera Jain
- Farida Makhani
- Krisanne Nunes
- Vandana Sharma
- Cindy Webb