TTBU Informing & Engaging Members 2017-18, #20 – Status of Women Awards; Blue Jays & Toronto FC; The challenges of measuring student wellbeing & more!

OSSTF Toronto Annual Status of Women Awards – Nicole Gauthier/Status of Women Committee Do you know an outstanding Teacher, Occasional Teacher, Professional Student Services Personnel or student who identifies as cis woman, trans woman or gender non-conforming and who has made a difference through mentoring, community work, equity... Read More

Action:reAction 2018 – Invitation to teachers and students

A youth social justice forum Hosted by the OSSTF Toronto HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE For the fifth year the Human Rights Committee of OSSTF District 12 (Toronto Secondary Teachers, Occasional Teachers and Professional Student Services Personnel) will host an exciting and unique student social justice forum.  We created Action:reAction to draw... Read More

Staffing Committee Training Workshop and Staffing and Workload Survey

Staffing Committee Training Workshop Registration OSSTF has been meeting with the Board, working on updates and changes to the Secondary Staffing Manual (Blue Binder) since November.  As you know the work of the Staffing Committee is paramount to the protection of our members during the staffing process.  It is imperative that you, and your... Read More

President’s Memo, Issue #2 – Strange times in Ontario politics; Protecting members through political action; Where have all the OTs gone; and more…

President’s Memo – February, 2018 This Memo is composed by Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. Strange times in Ontario politics Every Ontario political pundit is shaking their head right now.  No one has ever seen a political party implode so completely, so close... Read More

OSSTF Toronto Teachers Staffing and Workload Survey, 2017-18

Dear OSSTF Toronto Teacher Bargaining Unit Member, Two years ago the OSSTF Toronto Teachers Bargaining Unit Executive reinstated the practice of collecting data about teacher workload and staffing. The purpose of collecting this data is to ensure we have both a snap shot and, over time a longitudinal picture of teachers assignments and... Read More

TTBU Informing & Engaging Members 2017-18, #17 – Professional judgement; Life insurance & your taxes; OSSTF PD and more…

Understanding professional judgement – Leslie Wolfe Among the items provided for in the centrally negotiated section of our Collective Agreement is language pertaining to professional judgement.  The attached file is further information about what does, and does not, fall under that heading in accordance with Provincial OSSTF.... Read More

Staffing Survey 2018

2017-18 OSSTF Staffing and Workload Survey In the 2014-15 school year the Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive reinstated the practice of conducting an annual Staffing/Workload survey in accordance with the provisions in our Collective Agreement. We were unable to conduct the survey in the 2015-16 school year due to our job action, but... Read More