Formerly known as the Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC), this committee elects three members from the committee to serve on the Negotiating Team with the TBU President, Chief Negotiator, and the TBU First Vice President. In addition, the Protective Services Committee may elect a member, either from the committee or the membership at large to the Negotiating Team. The TBU Negotiating Team in conjunction with the Protective Services Committee solicits suggestions from the membership concerning conditions of work and quality education. The Protective Services Committee is informed about the state of negotiations and makes a report at a General Meeting. Executive Liaison - Kevin McFadden.
The purpose is to disseminate information and publish a newsletter for members and provide content for the District website. They assist in the preparation of material for release to the public media. They publicize and administer the annual nominations and selection of members for all applicable OSSTF, OTF, and Canadian Teacher Federation awards, bursaries, scholarships, and grants. This group organizes all political action events and actions on behalf of the membership and coordinates community relations programs. Executive Liaison-Aileen Fletcher
Encourages and promotes healthy and safe working conditions for members. Discusses and makes recommendations based on reports from each Branch that raise concerns requiring action by the employer. Executive Liaison- Daen Kivari and Kevin McFadden
Actively promotes and assists with the coordination of Professional Development activities. They foster and promote the professional growth of OSSTF members in order to enhance the quality of education and teaching expertise by providing support, direction, information, resources, and professional development opportunities to members and the broader community.
In an effort to assist members who wish to pursue individual professional development opportunities, the Educational Services Committee allocates funds yearly to be accessed as reimbursement. Executive Liaison- Jeff St. Thomas and Darcy Wight
It is responsible for addressing issues relating to human rights and the status of women. They Organize and support events in conjunction with other interest groups that focus on members’ issues. They provide assistance and training to members seeking to influence policies affecting the quality of life of members. They advise on the need for appropriate action with respect to any developing trends and provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to professional careers in OSSTF. Executive Liaison-Ellen Hinan
Organizes member events and activities to make all members feel welcome and important to the Federation. Take a lead role in promoting the involvement of members in the Union and communicate with the membership on how to best serve and advocate for the interests of newer members. Executive Liaison-Trish Bevan and Darcy Wight
Queen’s Park notes
For the week of November 2–6, 2020
FORD GOVERNMENT DELIVERS DELAYED 2020 BUDGET
PC Finance Minister Rod Phillips (Ajax) tabled his 2020 COVID-19 delayed budget bill featuring many promises of economic support for Ontarians. Unfortunately, the bill does not promise much for Ontario’s education system. The budget projects that K-12 education spending will grow by $100 million in 2021 and another $200 million in 2022. K-12 education spending is as follows:
They represent the voice of OSSTF members at the School Council meeting and can offer the teachers’ perspective on various issues. The Committee discusses areas of common concern that come out of School Council meetings and training is offered on how to be an effective school council rep at your branch. Executive Liaison-Daen Kivari
This committee reviews applications for access to the established Benevolent Relief Grant Fund by TBU members experiencing extreme financial need. This committee is chaired by the TBU president and includes the TBU Treasurer and 3 members at large.
Annually reviews the Constitution and undertakes such reviews as are requested by the membership, Committee Chairs or Council and makes recommendations to the membership at a General Meeting.
Reviews and endorses the budget prepared by the Treasurer to be presented at the Annual General Meeting.