Good news everybody. The texts of our collective agreement have been finalized. It has just been announced at the CF. We expect to sign the collective agreement the week of November 15th.
This means that 30 days after the signing of the agreement members will receive their first premium of $600. The retroactivity and the second premium will be received in mid-January.
This means that local negotiations between RTU and RSB will begin in the new calendar year.
You’ve heard the rumours, after so many days of supply work you suppose to get a contract. How exactly does it work though?
It matters which sector you are in. There is one set of criteria for youth sector and a separate set for adult sectors.
Getting a Replacement Contract
There are 2 ways to get a replacement contract
No current contract:
If you as the supply teacher have no other contract:
A teacher has a planned absence of longer than 216 teaching hours. This includes parental leaves, leaves of absence, sick leaves due to planned surgeries, etc.
Current part time contract:
If you as the supply teacher have a part-time contract with the centre
If there will be a known absence of 25 teaching hours or longer the time will be added to your percentage.
Replacement contracts are paid at a teachers scale as opposed to hourly or substitution rates.
What does this contract count towards?
Experience for pay scale: Yes
Hours/position on recall lists: Yes
Gaining permanence/tenure: No
Board designation: E8