Action Required: Government Education Consultation & OSSTF EduACTion Team

Dear Members, Thanks to those of you who were able to join last night’s all-member telephone town hall meeting.  If you missed it, you can listen to a recording of the call on our website and hear first-hand how we think the Ford government may impact on our jobs and schools. The key messages were: […] Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 22-26, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS BILL 48, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS ACT Education Minister Lisa Thompson (Huron—Bruce) introduced this bill that would require all teacher candidates to pass a math test before being licensed. Thompson’s bill would also revoke the certification of teachers and licensed early childhood... Read More


President’s Memo #2 – Telephone town hall; Municipal Election Results; Executive school visits; Repeal of Bill 148 impact on OSSTF Members

President’s Memo – October, 2018 This Memo is composed by Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. OSSTF Toronto All-Member Telephone Town Hall As was reported in my first President’s Memo, the Executive has been working on a plan to engage Members and our natural allies... Read More


All Member telephone town hall; Employee Notification Risk of Injury & Safety Plan; Risk of being a “Teacher in Charge” and more…

The risk of being an Acting Administrator or a “Teacher In Charge” OSSTF strongly advises teachers against agreeing to volunteer to replace absent school administrators as acting administrator or as ‘teacher in charge’.  OSSTF is concerned that situations that may arise while a teacher is acting administrator may put the teacher in... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 15-19, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS CHILD CARE WORKER AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR APPRECIATION DAY On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, NDP MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo) asked the Minister of Education Lisa Thompson: “My question is to the Minister of Education. Today we are joined by early... 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 Informing & Engaging Members #7; Legalization of cannabis; Get the salary you’re entitled to; Benefits for new Members, and more…!

For Action: 2018 Toronto Municipal Election – Monday, October 22 As teachers we find ourselves in an enviable situation of being able to engage in the selection of those Trustees that form the Board of Directors of the TDSB; the very people who have significant influence over our working conditions, bargaining a new collective […] Read More


2018-19 Informing & Engaging Members #6 – District General Meeting; News from Queen’s Park; Info for new Members; Overseas teaching opportunity &more!

District General Meeting  The October District General Meeting is open to all Members and is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 18 at our union office, 1482 Bathurst Street, 4th floor.  This is the meeting at which the District Budget is dealt with.  Please note the start time for the District Meeting is […] Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 1-5, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 37, LIABILITY FOR CLIMATE-RELATED HARMS ACT NDP Climate Change Critic, MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth), re-introduced his private member’s bill that would permit individuals, businesses and governments to sue oil and gas corporations for “climate related damages from their... Read More


2018-19 Engaging & Informing Members #5 – TDSB events at Exhibition Place & Boycott; Gov’t. education consultation; Pregnancy Parental Adoption workshop & more……

OSSTF TTBU- What’s Happening – October Click the event you’re interested in for details about time, place, etc. PD Committee Meeting Eco Committee Meeting Collective Bargaining Committee Meeting* Steering Committee Meeting* Branch Presidents’ Workshop* District General Meeting TTBU Council Meeting Pregnancy, Parental... Read More