Secondary School Staffing Update – staff allocation & class size information

Dear Branch President, School staff allocation At a meeting today school principals were given the 2018-19 staffing allocation for your Branch. The Collective Agreement (L.19.8) specifies that this, and other relevant information related to enrolment, seniority and qualifications, program needs and school divisors, be provided to you and... Read More


Staffing Committee Training Workshop Materials

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Staffing Committee Training Workshop. In this email you will find the materials used at the workshop as well as a link to the Secondary Staffing Binder and a blank matrix spreadsheet for use while developing the staffing matrix for your school. Please share these materials with members... Read More


Special Memo: Possible CUPE 3903 strike at York U & teacher candidates

CUPE 3903, representing Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Contract Faculty at York University, is currently in a legal strike position, and has set a strike deadline of Monday, March 5, 2018. OTF Policy IV Teacher Education states:  “In the event the faculty of a teacher education institution declares a strike in the course... 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


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


2017-18 Branch Presidents Memo #5 – Provincial Executive Toronto school visits

Dear Branch Presidents Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful holiday. Provincial Executive visits to Toronto schools In preparation for the next round of bargaining, members of the Provincial Executive are visiting select schools across the province to speak directly with members, to hear Members’ thoughts about the two-tiered... Read More



2017-18 Branch Presidents Memo #3

Dear Branch Presidents, As a result of new language in both the Central and Local parts of our Collective Agreement, OSSTF Toronto Teachers Bargaining Unit filed a grievance against the board related to school Principals’ edicts that teachers shall provide a mark print out for students on a particular date. If yours is a Principal […] Read More


2017-18 Branch Presidents Memo #2

Thanks for all you do for your Members and your Union! Coverage and Supervision schedule of availability A reminder that each school must have a separate Coverage and Supervision Schedule of Availability that clearly indicates which half of the period a teacher is scheduled to be available and which must, in accordance with the Workload... Read More


2017-18 Branch Presidents Memo #1

If you are no longer Branch President, but haven’t yet changed that information with our office, please forward this email to the person who is now Branch President and let the OSSTF Toronto office or your Executive Officer know of the change so we can remove your name from this distribution list. Dear Branch Presidents […] Read More