Staffing Committee Training Workshop – Materials

Dear Branch President, Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Staffing Committee Training Workshop on March 4 2019. Please forward this email and its materials to members of your staffing committee. A chart documenting the changes to the Blue Binder for the 2019-2020 school year is available. As always, the […] Read More


Branch President’s Memo # 6 – EduACTion province-wide Rallies Feb 7; Staffing Workshops & Survey Access; Coverage and Supervision

Dear Branch Presidents, Say No To Cuts – province-wide information rallies: Feb 7 It’s time for everyone to step up! In solidarity with Provincial OSSTF, Ontario, OSSTF Toronto is joining Members across the province by holding 11 Information Rallies across the city. Each rally is being held in a high pedestrian traffic area in the […] Read More


OSSTF TTBU 2018-19 Branch Presidents’ Memo #5

Dear Branch Presidents, Welcome back!  We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break.  In this memo you will find information about both the annual Staffing & Workload Survey, as well as the ongoing Political Engagement Survey.  There is also an important reminder about 2nd semester tentative time table deadlines and upcoming staffing... Read More



2018-19 Branch Presidents Memo #3

Dear Branch Presidents, Below is a summary of information provided at October Council.  If you have any questions, please contact your Executive officer. Coverage and supervision schedule A reminder that each school must have a separate Coverage and Supervision Schedule of Availability that clearly indicates which half of the period a... Read More


2018-19 Branch Presidents Memo #2 – Branch Presidents’ Workshop registration deadline is coming fast!; Branch Rebate; Council…

Dear Branch Presidents, We hope that the start up has been relatively smooth for you.  Thank you for all the work you do, especially for your continued support of our Bargaining Unit. Branch Presidents Workshop – Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24, 4:30 pm. REGISTER NOW! The Branch President’s workshop will be held in a new... Read More


2018-19 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 A […] Read More


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