Branch President’s Memo, March 30 2020 – Staffing Update

Dear Branch Presidents, Please share this email with the OSSTF members of your staffing committee. As an update to last Thursday’s email, school staffing allocations for the 2020-2021 school year will be distributed electronically to Principals on Monday March 30, 2020. This is just one of the many aspects of the staffing process that... Read More

TTBU President’s Memo – Working from home update, March 28, 2020

This memo is composed by OSSTF TTBU President Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. Last night the Toronto District School Board issued a memo to all teachers.  In it are the Board’s plans for the coming week. On behalf of the TTBU Membership, I sent […] Read More

Provincial OSSTF distance learning advisory workgroup – call for applications

The following is from Provincial OSSTF.  It provides for a process for recommenation to this work group whereby the TTBU Executive may identify Members with expertise already known to us, as well as recommend those who apply.  The TTBU Executive has recommended one person already.  As there is a limit of 10 total on the […] Read More

March 26, 2020 Message from Harvey Bischof, President, OSSTF/FEESO

In a time of great uncertainty, it is inevitable that some confusion will arise, even with the best of intentions. Sadly, we may also see attempts to create unnecessary division when the vast majority of people and institutions are doing their best to cope with an extremely difficult situation. Therefore, I want to provide some […] Read More

OSSTF TTBU Informing & Engaging Members, March 26, 2020: A message from the TTBU Executive; Staffing update; Calling students; PPAS Workshop still on; and more…

A message from the TTBU Executive According to the Board’s own data, 22,500 TDSB students do not have TDSB email addresses. Thousands of students live without enough household income to ensure three full meals each day and for those students high speed wifi at home may be an unattainable luxury.  We also know that not […] Read More

Branch Presidents’ Memo, March 26 2020 – Staffing Update

Dear Branch Presidents, As you are aware from previous communications, the rollout of allocation to schools was tentatively scheduled for March 26, 2020. Due to logistical issues arising from the closure of schools and Board facilities, this rollout of allocation to schools will be delayed. We have also been in contact with Employee Services... Read More

OSSTF TTBU Working during the school closure period Q&A

OSSTF TTBU Working during the school closure period FAQ Q:  Is it okay for me to post to BrightSpace, Google Classroom, D2L, or other such platforms and to contact students? A:  There is no requirement by the Board for you to do this now.  In fact, in discussion about this with senior management they advised […] Read More