All PSSP members will return to regular duties without any strike sanctions on January 7, 2013. We are no longer on strike as a collective agreement was imposed on us by Minister Laurel Broten on January 2, 2013 through an Order of Council. Some changes to the terms of Bill 115 were made on January 2, 2012 through changes to the regulations.
We do not yet know exactly what our contract includes as PSSP members have some different items from teachers. We are awaiting clarification from the government. However, we do know the list below applies to PSSP members in Toronto. Look for more detailed information in the coming week.
The following information is correct to date, with current information that has been supplied as of January 4, 2013.
Excluding those items that are included in Bill 115, the terms of the collective agreement from 2008 – 2012 remain status quo until this contract ends on August 31, 2014.
There is limited carryover of unused sick days from the current school year to the school year 2013 – 2014 to be used exclusively for topping up those on personal illness leave who would otherwise receive 90% of pay. This will allow for 100% of pay for longer than the current 10 days. There are also changes to how those on 90% pay this school year will be allowed to receive 100% pay for longer than 10 days. More will follow when specifics are confirmed.
We are required to take one unpaid day in the school year 2013 – 2014.
Upon retirement only, our contract allows for the sick leave gratuity to be paid for vested days. Vested days = all sick days earned as of August 31, 2012 to a maximum of 200.