1 in 5 students require additional education supports that cannot be provided by their regular classroom teacher.
Our PSSP bargaining unit is part of District 12 (Toronto), the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FEESO).
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Important Info for Members
EI CODES: All CYWs may apply for EI during the December break. Remember not to include the 3 statutory holidays when you apply: Dec 25, 26 and Jan 1. You will receive the code prior to the end of this term. For all other PSSP members, you may not apply for EI during December because you are paid for your three extra work days during this two week period.
Health & Dental Benefits: If you are a permanent member, have you registered for OTIP yet? The deadline was extended but you must register by May 18, as enrolment closes after that date. Contact the office if you have questions about enrolling in the new OSSTF Benefits Plan. If you choose to decline benefits you still can sign up for Life Insurance & Accidental D&D Insurance, at no charge to you.
Casual CYW Hours: Make sure the OA at each school that you attend knows to input your day as 8 hours, even though all PSSP members work a 7 hour day. SmartFind automatically deducts one hour for lunch. A 30 minute lunch is included in your 7 hour day. If any administrators resist this, please direct them to contact Employee Services, Unit A.
Have a question about your position, sick days, miscellaneous leave, or your pay? Contact us and/or go onto the TDSB website: Employee Services/Forms/Support Staff/Unit A. You'll find charts with loads of info about your sick day and benefit allotments for permanent employees and a separate chart for contract and casual staff.
Don't have an EdVantage Card from OSST for discounts? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your card (same as white membership card).
All PSSP members work a 7 hour day (35 hours per week) that includes a 30 minute break. Since we work "seven hours of duty" daily, we are responsible to be available to our worksites during the 30 minute break. All members should schedule their 7 hours in consultation with their Chief or Principal or Supervisor each year or semester. The most frequent schedule is 8:30 - 3:30. If you take additional breaks, then add that to the 7 hours.
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Upon returning from any leave, please check your pay stubs carefully on myINFO. PSSP members have had the wrong deductions taken off or not had their OMERS or benefit premiums started up again, resulting in a lack of benefits and hefty paybacks to the pension plan. Check myINFO to ensure your profile is up-to-date with the TDSB. It is your responsibility to check!