TDSB heads of unions call for spec ed closure until workers vaccinated

To:  Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Re: Special Education, Special Education congregated schools, and Intensive Support Programs in-person learning  Dear Dr. de Villa On behalf of the TDSB Education Workers and Teachers currently required to return to work next week while it is deemed unsafe for every other student... Read More

Member Protection Advisory: TTBU vaccination update

Senior TDSB management informed the TTBU Executive this evening that a plan is now in place for Members who work in congregated special education sites or in ISP’s to receive their first vaccine next week.  Those Members will receive a letter tomorrow from the Board with further information. Planning is still underway for the rollout... Read More

April 8, 2021 Informing & Engaging Members – Vaccination info update; Member Protection Advisory re Staff Meetings; and more…

Government’s vaccination announcement The TTBU has been in touch with senior management at the TDSB to request ongoing updates on the implementation of yesterday’s announcement about Member-vaccination. Attached you will find the Ministry Memo that went to all boards yesterday.  In it you will find the most up to date information available at... Read More

Provincial OSSTF COVID update April 6, 2021 • ISSUE 23 & Media Release

Attached for your information are the  Provincial OSSTF COVID Update #23, and the April 6, 2021 Media Release. We encourage you to read each document. The contents of the Provincial OSSTF COVID Update #23 is also copied below: April 6, 2021 • ISSUE 23 Over the past few weeks, cases of COVID-19 have increased significantly […] Read More

April 5, 2021 OSSTF Toronto TBU COVID-19 Health & Safety Advisory for Members

Last week the TTBU Executive joined the other TDSB local unions in a call for schools to temporarily pivot to on-line learning after the long weekend, and after the spring break in order to reduce the possibility of in-school COVID transmission.  This weekend the TTBU President again called on the TDSB Interim Director and Toronto […] Read More

April 4, 2021 letter to TDSB Interim Director & Toronto Public Health

With cases rising in Toronto schools (please see attached chart from Sick Kids epidemiologist Diego Bassani), including VOC’s, with a teacher now on life support in a UHN hospital as a result of student to teacher transmission, and with what is certain to be a weekend where people visit each other regardless of the current... Read More