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Know Your Local Collective Agreement

The best thing a member can do to ensure that her or his negotiated rights are being upheld is to read, and ponder the implications of, the collective agreement.  In practical terms, this is where the answers to many employment-related questions can typically be found, such as: What is the schedule for pay cheques? Do I have to do before school duty? What happens if the buses are cancelled? What is the process for requesting a leave?  How much preparation time do I receive? If the grievance process is to be applied, what are time lines to observe? What should happen during my LTO list interview process?

Which local(s) are you a member of?  Algoma Occasional Teacher Local, Avon Maitland Occasional Teacher Local, Bluewater Occasional Teacher Local, Durham Occasional Teacher Local, Grand Erie Occasional Teacher Local, Greater Essex County Occasional Teacher Local, Halton Occasional Teacher Local, Hamilton-Wentworth Occasional Teacher Local, Hastings & Prince Edward Occasional Teacher Local, Kawartha Pine Ridge Occasional Teacher Local, Keewatin-Patricia Occasional Teacher Local, Lakehead Occasional Teacher Local, Lambton Kent Occasional Teacher Local, Limestone Occasional Teacher Local, Near North Occasional Teacher Local, Niagara Occasional Teacher Local, Ontario North East Occasional Teacher Local, Ottawa Carleton Occasional Teacher Local, Peel Occasional Teacher Local, Rainbow Occasional Teacher Local, Rainy River District Occasional Teacher Local, Renfrew County Occasional Teacher Local, Simcoe County Occasional Teacher Local, Superior-Greenstone Occasional Teacher Local, Thames Valley Occasional Teacher Local, Toronto Occasional Teacher Local, Trillium Lakelands Occasional Teacher Local, Upper Canada Occasional Teacher Local, Upper Grand Occasional Teacher Local, Waterloo Occasional Teacher Local, York Region Occasional Teacher Local

The answers to many of your questions will depend on your local.

Know Your Local Collective Agreement

To Volunteer or Not? Volunteering during the Instructional Day

There are a number of circumstances in which ETFO members may feel they should volunteer in schools. This ETFO PRS Matters Bulletin informs members of the ongoing risk and limited protection and provides tips to those who volunteer.

To Volunteer or Not? Volunteering during the Instructional Day

Electronic Communication and Social Media

These articles from ETFO Professional Relations Services staff consider the safe, effective and responsible use of online, mobile, and social media technologies.

Electronic Communication and Social Media

Understanding Regulation 274

ETFO has created this resource to assist Occasional Teachers in understanding regulation 274 and how it impacts upon them.

Understanding Ontario Regulation 274-12

Professionalism for the Occasional Teacher

This document, prepared by ETFO, discusses a variety of topics related to being a professional. This document is unique because this document is written specifically for occasional teachers.

Professionalism for the Occasional Teacher

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

Members often ask whether they can engage in private tutoring on their own time. This link is to information about the legalities involved in tutoring students and ETFO’s advice for members who may want to tutor children.

Tutoring and Conflict of Interest

 

Professionalism and Ethics – A Member’s Obligations

This ETFO document discusses in a Q and A format what to do when an adverse report is made about a teacher. Specifics relating to Section 18 (1) (b)  under the Teaching Profession Act are discussed.

Professionalism and Ethics – A Member’s Obligations

Professional Boundaries

Teachers are expected to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with students. This document, prepared by ETFO, provides advice in this area.

Professional Boundaries

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

Increasingly, workplace harassment and bullying at the school level is becoming a concern, not only as it affects students, but also as it affects teachers and other education workers. This document, prepared by ETFO, provides information regarding your rights and responsibilities in this area.

Workplace Harassment and Bullying

QECO

QECO was created in the 1969 – 1970 school year by OECTA, ETFO and AEFO to provide an equitable evaluation plan for teacher salary recognition based solely on specific academic criteria. The QECO evaluation of degree holding teachers who are members of one of the above-mentioned affiliates can result in one of four category placements: Category A1 through Category A4.

QECO