Reg 274 and the LTO list Update
There are a couple of items regarding the Reg 274 and the LTO list. In my last update, I had noted that there was no indication from the School Board when the LTO list would open again. ETFO provincial has been working to engage the Ministry regarding possible changes to the Regulation. This has taken longer than they originally planned and our provincial team is pushing to have a meeting to receive the feedback from the fact finders.
I am pleased to announce that locally we have submitted a policy grievance surrounding Reg 274 and the LTO list. The grievance basically states that the board has failed to “replenish” the LTO list and also failed to grant interviews to qualified occasional teachers.
I will keep you posted when more information becomes available.
You may have seen this important information from our Provincial office regarding the MOU with the government. It has been sent out through the provincial newsletter list. However, I have copied it here for those who may not have seen it. You should also have received a robocall last evening regarding the telephone town hall meeting and the on-line voting process that will take place next week. There will be more information regarding the MOU coming to members in the next few weeks. Please read the newsletters carefully to stay informed.
Please note that due to the timing of the MOU announcement, it will not be possible to organize an all-member meeting to present and discuss the MOU. I encourage all members to take advantage of the town hall meeting which will be held on Wednesday, June19 at 8:00 p.m., and to vote on-line.
Please find linked below the notice from ETFO.
http://www.etfowatots.ca/userContent/documents/MOU ENEWSLETTER TO MEMBERS JUNE 13 2013.pdf
…and the waiting continues… We had hoped to hear something from the provincial team by now. But the talks continue… talking is always better than not talking! If there is an announcement regarding a possible agreement, we will be holding an all-member meeting to present the information and details of the agreement. It will be most important that as many members as possible attend this meeting to get the latest information and to have the opportunity to ask questions.
So, in these very busy June days, please reserve a little energy to devote to what will be a very important gathering of members, should there be any news!
ONTARIO REGULATION 148/13 made under the EDUCATION ACT
- Made: April 25, 2013
- Approved: May 1, 2013
- Filed: May 8, 2013
- Published on e-Laws: May 8, 2013
- Printed in The Ontario Gazette : May 25, 2013
Amending O. Reg. 274/12
Note: Ontario Regulation 274/12 has not previously been amended.
1. (1) Subsection 4 (2) of Ontario Regulation 274/1 2 is amended by striking out “the board may” in the portion before clause (a) an d substituting “the board shall”.
(2) Clause 4 (2) (b) of the Regulation is amended b y striking out “the 10-month period” and substituting “a 10-month period that is within the five years”.
Commencement 2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it i s filed.
Made by: La ministre de l’Éducation,
E LIZABETH JEAN SANDALS