Connecting…Occasionally – May 22, 2015

nathan-coreEveryday seems to bring new challenges, we can only hope to prioritize and work diligently through the  issues. Remember the grade 3 student who looks up at you in shock at the shear size of the EQAO test. (Maybe not this year) – Take it one step at a time.

Right now it feels like I am staring at my own EQAO test. On the desk are Provincial Negotiations, Work-to-Rule Strike Action, LTO list grievance, Local Negotiations, Local AGM, end of year events, report cards, Contract and LTO staffing and the list goes on! That being said the end is in sight!

I want to recognize the challenges that this Strike action has on Daily Occasional Teachers. Many OTs have seen a drop in pre-arranged assignments. June has traditionally been one of our busiest months I expect there to be work available but the process may change. We might see an increase in assignments appearing the night before or morning of. We will need to be proactive in picking up assignments as well as calling into the fail-to-fill line to acquire work.

Last night’s AGM was a major success. I would like to congratulate Josh Heisler and Angelo Volpini who will be joining the executive for the 2015-2016 school year. I would like to also thank Elizabeth Cassidy, Meredith Bee and Theresa Vang for their past work. There are many people who make this event happen and I am very appreciative of all the support!

For those of you who missed this event, I encourage you to come out next year and be sure to attend our Fall General Meeting in October.

Committee reports (and sign-up!) are now live on the website https://etfowrotl.com/contact-us/committees/.

The Executive will review the committee applications and approvals will be made in June. You will also be able to review the reports of the Executive https://etfowrotl.com/contact-us/

Written by Communications Officer

ETFO WROTL Communications Officer 2011/2012

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