An open letter from OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ President to the Interim Director of the TDSB re: simultaneous instruction of in-person and online secondary students

Monday, November 16, 2020 An open letter to the Interim Director of the TDSB re: simultaneous instruction of in-person and online secondary students  (copy of original attached) Dear Kathy Witherow, It is now very apparent that almost every high school in Toronto will be required to offer in-person and online simultaneous instruction to at... Read More

President’s Memo November 12, 2020 – TDSB rejects workers’ occupational health and safety recommendations & continues to ignore the mental health and well being of TTBU Members

This memo is composed by OSSTF TTBU President Leslie Wolfe and reflects the positions and actions of the OSSTF Toronto Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Executive. Over the past few weeks the TDSB’s decision-making has left secondary teachers at greater risk, and further stressed. In spite of lip-service to the contrary, the bottom line for... Read More

TTBU District General Meeting and District Annual General Meeting

Please use this link to join the meeting. Sign-in to the meeting will open at 4:00 PM.  You will enter a Zoom ‘waiting room’ and you will be admitted to the meeting by one of the Meeting hosts. The meeting will be called to order at 4:30 PM.  If you haven’t yet downloaded and set […] Read More

Queen’s Park Notes for the week of November 2-6, 2020

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF FORD GOVERNMENT DELIVERS DELAYED 2020 BUDGET BILL 229, PROTECT, SUPPORT AND RECOVER FROM COVID-19 ACT (BUDGET MEASURES) PC Finance Minister Rod Phillips (Ajax) tabled his 2020 COVID-19 delayed budget bill featuring many promises of economic support for Ontarians. Unfortunately, the bill does not promise... Read More

Branch Presidents’ Memo November 6, 2020 – Remote learning model(s)

Dear Branch Presidents, We hope you and your members are managing well in these challenging times. Attached you will find a very short questionnaire about the remote learning model(s) being implemented at your Branch. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two for you to complete. Having this information will allow us to know […] Read More

Local Negotiations Update, November 6 2020

Local Negotiations Update, November 6, 2020 Under normal circumstances a round of local bargaining would be preceded by visits to worksites where, after being established in the Conceptual Brief, the priorities in bargaining would be reviewed with Members. The Conceptual Brief was approved by Council in accordance with our procedures however... Read More