Friday, December, 11th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel
As education workers whose employment involves contact with children, we are held to a higher standard of behaviour than many other employees in the Ontario workforce, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. We are considered to have positions of authority and as such are vulnerable to accusations of misconduct by disgruntled clients. False allegations do occur on a regular basis to our membership due to the nature of the population with whom we work.
It is IMPORTANT for all PSSP members to understand exactly what will occur, should an allegation be made about you. It may be made by a parent, student, administrator or fellow staff member. In some cases the employee remains at work while the investigation is occurring. However, in the majority of cases the employee is sent home, pending the completion of the investigation. Police and CAS are contacted should the allegation(s) involve harm to a student. All TDSB employees are subject to the same Investigations Protocol when an allegation is made.
The protocol is as follows when an employee is sent home:
While PSSP has lobbied strongly for a change in the procedure to allow for the employee to learn the initial allegation when placed on Home Assignment, we do not anticipate movement from the employer in this area. All unions at the TDSB have lobbied against this protocol, yet it remains in place. We are all bound by it as employees of the TDSB.
Tuesday, December, 1st, 2015 by Nancy Vogel
Click on the link above to view a poster that shows you how to get your OSSTF ID and password in order to access the Member’s only section of the osstf.ca website. The tentative Central Agreement will be posted there on Wednesday, Dec 2. The ratification vote for PSSP, Toronto members will be held Monday, Dec 7 at The Latvian Centre. Please refer to your personal emails for more details.