Monday, May, 7th, 2012 by koadmin
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Student & Staff Award Ceremony:
Student Recognition Awards
Positive School Involvement Apirami Jeyachandran
Positive Community Involvement Seble Berehanu, Wrun Yoganathan, Lisa Ansah
Equity Nico Fischer
Personal Strides & Achievement: David Goncalves Sofia Rosales-Dorrell
OShay Henry Gareth Poole Love-Marie Rene
PSSP Leadership Awards
Steven Solomon Sharmin Hasam Heather Johnson Victoria Orekhovsky Cinamone Toth-Lavigne
Thursday, May, 3rd, 2012 by koadmin
As PSSP members we are notorious for taking care of everyone else and neglecting ourselves. We’ve developed a few tips to help you be prepared for those blips in life that we all know can occur, but are shocked when it happens to us.
Before you head out of the country (yes, even for cross-border shopping), check your travel insurance coverage. Our Manulife coverage is very limited but perhaps you are covered under a family plan with a spouse. When you book a trip on your credit card you may be covered, but have you checked the amount of days it allows? There are often limitations. Have you considered buying a yearly plan to cover you and your family even for those one day trips to Buffalo?
It only takes a minute to check your pay stub twice a month. Mistakes occur. We have a clause in our Collective Agreement (CA) that protects you should the Employer overpay you, but it also works the other way. So, if they underpay you funds can only be recovered during the past 12 months. So, a primer on the pay stubs:
Check the CA when you feel your supervisor has given you a task that seems inappropriate, treated you like a different job class, or otherwise made you question your role/their role. Then, call your union office. We’re there to consult when you’re unsure as well as when you need us to act on your behalf. Too frequently we hear from you when issues have been occurring for months and you’re feeling unable to cope. You will not get in trouble with your supervisor for calling and consulting with us. We can act and assist you directly, or just give you some advice on how you can handle the situation yourself. Call 647-348-3351, please!
Tuesday, May, 1st, 2012 by koadmin
Congratulations to the 10 PSSP members who received Status of Women Awards this year during the D12 12th Annual Awards Dinner on May 10, 2012 at the Montecassino Banquet Centre.