Category Archives: Collective Bargaining

OTs need to attend to vote

Further to the communication received yesterday in Collective Bargaining Bulletin #5, our member information meeting will be held on Monday, October 7th at the Cobden Agricultural Hall starting at 5:30 pm to conduct a Strike Vote on Central Bargaining Issues (dealt with at the provincial level). This meeting is for all four ETFO Locals in Renfrew County (Teachers, Occasional Teachers, Education Support Personnel and Professional Support Professional). A light supper will be provided.  


In our Occasional Teacher Local General Meeting on October 23rd we will discuss only our OT Local Bargaining issues.


OT members are asked to attend both meetings and give RSVPs for both . More information will follow posted on the ETFO staff room bulletin boards in schools next week. 

No paid PA Day training for OTs

Local Priorities Funding discontinued by Ministry


In the last round of Collective Bargaining negotiations several targeted education investments were discussed. The Ministry agreed to establish a Local Priorities Fund (LPF) of $218.9 million in 2017-18 to address a range of priorities. A portion of this LPF was designated for Occasional Teacher training. This system investment of approximately $19.5 million in 2017-2018 continued into the 2018-2019 school year. 



This extension agreement has expired and no interim funding has been offered for Occasional Teacher training. ETFO negotiations are ongoing with the Provincial Government to regain paid training opportunities for OTs.

SmartFind Statistics are tracked

The Renfrew County District School Board Human Resources Department can keep statistics on calls made by SmartFind to Occasional Teachers. The statistics on Hang-Ups, Unanswered Calls, Declines, and Cancellations are accessible to the employer.


Read more in your Collective Agreement section L22.00 – REMOVAL FROM OCCASIONAL TEACHER ROSTER  (found in RESOURCES drop down above, in C.A. on page 52)