OT Collective Agreement

September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2019 C.A.

Click here to download the September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2019 C.A. (updated March 7, 2018) (pdf format – 5.5 GB file size)

Fourteen (14) full days of work required

Please note the following obligation outlined in the Collective Agreement under Article 13.08 (a): Occasional Teachers are required to accept at least the equivalent of fourteen (14) full days of work each school year in order to remain on the Occasional Teacher Roster.

Employment Insurance (E.I.) Hours

Effective September 1, 2016, the Board will be reporting the number of insurable hours of employment as 8 hours. (Article 15.15)

Your Dufferin-Peel File

Did you know that the Board keeps a personnel file on you and that file is kept in the Human Resources Department at the Board office? You have the right to know what is in your file (Article 12.01 of the Collective Agreement). The OTBUnit recommends that every 2 or 3 years you make an appointment with Human Resources to go in and review the materials in it. If you find something that you did not know about, ask for a copy and contact the Dufferin-Peel OTBU’s office immediately.

Secondary OTs

If Secondary OTs are assigned more than 3.5 periods for a full day (Article 15.03), please bring it to the administrator’s attention. Also, a half-day in secondary schools is equivalent to 2 periods (Article 15.03).  Should the administrator be insistent, do not argue, do as you are instructed and send me your daily assignment sheets (make sure the date, school and Job # appear on the sheet) along with an explanatory note. Please send them to Jean Smylie, c/o Dufferin-Peel Occasional Teachers’ Bargaining Unit by courier.

QECO Evaluation Statement Deadline

Occasional Teachers doing LTO Assignments are reminded to promptly submit their QECO evaluation certificate to the Board in order to be paid at the proper grid category. Article 16.05 d) of the Collective Agreement states, “It shall be the responsibility of the Long Term Occasional Teacher to provide the Board with her/his Qualifications Rating Statement and any supporting documents no later than the end of the assignment.” Check the QECO web pages here.
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