I wish warmth to everyone on this blistery snow day! Some daily OTs will be disappointed that their assignments have been cancelled. The Board considers the radio announcements and the announcement on their website to be the two hour notification of cancellation of an assignment. On the bright side, those that are working towards LTO status will not have their continuity affected and those already in an LTO will be paid as usual.
ETFO Provincial has been busy negotiating issues with the government and I expect everyone has been receiving updates through their provincial bulletins. Now it is our turn. Your local negotiations team has just recently requested bargaining dates from the board and we should commence following March break. A separate e-mail will be following this newsletter with a collective bargaining update and information regarding the ratification vote for the preliminary submission.