Monthly Archives: February 2017

CONTRACT EXTENSION – TOWN HALLS AND ONLINE VOTING

A telephone town hall meeting will be held Wednesday, March 1. During the town hall meeting, President Sam Hammond will be providing information and answering questions about ETFO’s 2017-2019 Tentative Extension Agreements.

The Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local’s Town Hall Call is Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (EST)

You will receive an invitation by telephone to participate in one of the town hall meetings a few minutes before the meeting begins.

Read/download a complete copy of the Teacher/Occasional Teacher Tentative Extension Agreement 

 
ONLINE RATIFICATION VOTES

Online Voting Period Begins: Monday, February 27 – 6:00 PM (EST)
Online Voting Period Ends: Friday, March 3 – 11:59 PM (EST)

ETFO is holding two online ratification votes. Subject to ETFO’s Constitution and Bylaws:

Teacher and Occasional Teacher members are eligible to participate in the online ratification vote for the Teacher/OT Tentative Extension Agreement
DECE, ESP, PSP and Education Support members are eligible to participate in the online ratification vote for the Education Worker Tentative Extension Agreement

Voting instructions will be emailed to you on Monday, February 27 just after 6:00 pm.

Not Receiving Calls and Telephone Town Hall Invitations from ETFO?

If you didn’t receive a telephone call on the evening of November 7, 2016 from President Hammond informing you about ETFO’s online survey for central bargaining goals, then it’s possible we don’t have your current telephone number on file.

Contact ETFO’s Member Records Department at Trecords@etfo.org. In your email, please include your ETFO ID# as well as the information you would like to have updated.

Not Receiving the CB eNewsletter?

If you didn’t receive the following CB eNewsletter on October 25, 2016 then it is possible ETFO doesn’t have your current email address on file.  Contact ETFO’s Member Records Department at trecords@etfo.org. In your email, please include your ETFO ID# as well as the information you would like to have updated.

T4 AND TEACHER TAX CREDIT

The Waterloo Region District School Board on an annual basis will issue T4’s electronically.

The 2016 T4’s are now completed and ready for employees to access.

T4’s can be located by logging onto the staff intranet site athttp://staff.wrdsb.ca using your PAL username and password.

Click only once on the Self Service Portal option. Next, log in using your PAL username and password. Under Employee Functions, select “T4 and T4A”. Under the Document Column, click on the letter T4 for the 2016 year. Once the document opens, you can print this T4.

Another option is to go directly to the Self-Service Portal – https://ess.wrdsb.ca/

Only electronic copies will be provided to active employees unless a request is made by an individual employee for a printed copy. Requests for a printed copy of the 2016 T4 must be sent via Waterworks to “T4 Request”.

Don’t forget, if you have spent any personal money on school supplies, we are now eligible for the “Teacher and Early Childhood Educator School Supply Tax Credit

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2016/qa03-eng.html

EI CODE – MARCH BREAK

The Reference Code for EI Applications for Dec 2016 school-related intake (use the following code when completing your EI application):

3511012017201703

Effective: 10 Mar 2017

Expiry: 02 Apr 2017

MEMBER DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Membership Development Fund (MDF) provides ETFO WROTL members with funding to support Professional Development:

Up to a maximum of $160 per member per year for an activity (such as an Additional Qualification (AQ) course or workshop).

A book subsidy of $50 per member per year is also available.

All OT’s with at least one year of membership are eligible.  Applications are reviewed monthly between September and June.  Please take this into consideration when applying.

For more information visit www.etfowrotl.com, click on the Membership Funding link at the top of the page.

Tentative Extension Agreement: Information Meeting

Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers’ Local


Tentative Extension Agreement: Information Meeting


ETFO will be holding a confidential, member-only information meeting about the two-year Tentative Extension Agreement that was reached during recent provincial bargaining. ETFO members will determine whether the Tentative Extension Agreement will form part of ETFO collective agreements through an all-member, online ratification vote.

MEETING AGENDA:

Background to negotiations

Tentative Extension Agreement details

Online ratification vote information

Q&A session

Meeting Details:

Wednesday February 15, 2017

4:45pm

Bingemans

Marshall Hall

425 Bingemans Centre Drive

No registration required.

NOTE: The purpose of this meeting is to provide members with confidential information and answer questions about the Tentative Extension Agreement. Voting will not take place at this meeting.

2nd Annual Equal Are We Conference

Equal Are We is a half day conference aimed to involve the whole community in a conversation to create more equal, tolerant and safer spaces from work to home and everywhere in between. The morning includes a variety of speakers on issues related to gender-based violence and the optional afternoon session will include interactive workshops that will equip those working with youth tangible skills and ideas of how to facilitate these conversations.

For event details and speaker information click here.

MAKING MATH HAPPEN WORKSHOP – ROUND 2!

We are pleased to be hosting the Making Math Happen Workshop!

 

Paid release time will be provided to those attending!

Date: Wednesday February 22, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where: WROTL Office (130 Highland Road East, Kitchener)

Registration will open Thursday February 16 at 5:00pm.

Registration is limited to 25 participants.

Please note that those members that attended on February 6 will be automatically waitlisted.

Lunch and snacks will be provided.