Bill 115 Regulation Changes: Sick Days & Grid Movement
Tuesday, January, 22nd, 2013 by koadmin
Jan 23: The repeal of Bill 115 does not change any conditions of our contract that is in effect from September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2014. Since it was imposed on Jan 2, 2013 and the repeal was Jan 22, 2013, it remains fully in effect for all education workers.
Jan 22: The latest regulations from the Ministry of Education came out this week and contain some enhancements for PSSP members. The changes occur as a result of the CUPE deal that was struck earlier this month. You may recall that Bill 115 allowed for all education workers in the province to benefit from enhancements contained in any Ministry-approved contracts.
We will now receive 11 sick days per year, up from 10 at full pay. This is backdated to September 1, 2012.
For this school year only, anyone who has exceeded their 11 days of sick leave is entitled to an additional 20 days at full pay. This occurs via a top-up system whereby the government has allowed everyone to have 2 extra days to be used solely for topping up their pay from 90% to 100%. These days do not carryover into the next school year.
For the 2013-2014 school year only, if any of the 11 sick days are unused by August 31, 2013, they may be carried over ONLY for the purpose of topping up sick days paid at 90% for that year. The result is that you can potentially have more days paid at 100% pay in the next school year. This carryover feature ends as of August 31, 2014.
Grid Movement: The new regs state that we will move on the grid on the 97th day after the designated day in Collective Agreement (CA) on one of the MOUs and six months after the date in which we should have received grid movement previously (January 1) so that would be June 1. Negotiations about the interpretation are continuing with the TDSB.
Please allow the TDSB payroll system some time to adjust to these new regulations as it may pertain to your sick leave allocation and pay. We are in conversation with them and will ensure you receive your full entitlement. By March 1 if you believe these entitlements are incorrect, please contact the union office so we can advocate for your specific situation.