General Meeting to be held Sept 21

Friday, June, 24th, 2016 by Nancy Vogel

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on June 21, 2016 at The Latvian Centre.  We did not reach our quorum of 50 members attending; therefore, we could not pass a budget or conduct the usual business of an AGM.  In respect for those who attended we did review the proposed budget and current budget lines, discussed the specific costs of the purchase of our BU office space last May, and the renovation costs that occurred last summer and fall.

Additionally, the chair of the Constitution Committee briefly highlighted some of the motions that her committee proposed for passage.  These motions will be discussed in the fall.

On September 21, 2016 we will reconvene a general meeting where we will propose the Bargaining Unit budget for the 16-17 school year.  We are tentatively scheduled to hold the meeting at George S Henry Academy, where our Gala was held on May 25.  It is south of Fairview Mall a couple of blocks, so near the subway and DVP/401.   Look for information in early September.

Health & Safety Report, June 2016

Tuesday, June, 21st, 2016 by Nancy Vogel

June 2016 H&S Report

Click on the link above for a detailed report from Health & Safety Officer, Sharon Grant, for the 2015-2016 school year.


When Should I Call My Union Office.

Tuesday, June, 14th, 2016 by Nancy Vogel

When Should I Call My Union Office

Click on the link above to print a copy of the info below for easy reference for those times when you have a question about your workplace, your benefits, taking a leave, returning to work after an illness or any other matter involving your job.

When Should I Call My Union Office?

Although we receive many calls from members some of you may be worried that if you call the union you will be seen as a troublemaker or worsen the problem.  Most of our contacts with members are consultations where you decide next steps after receiving some advice and options. Sometimes members need some time to consider those options prior to making a decision about what they may or may not do about a particular issue.

What We Provide When You Contact Us:

We clarify your rights and responsibilities on the job.  We provide guidance and advice when you are unsure of a policy or action directed towards you.  We provide a safe place to vent when you need to express a frustration.  We can offer referral information when a situation feels beyond your ability to manage.  We can provide context for your situation, regarding what the Collective Agreement says about the situation and what past practices at the TDSB have been.

On a regular basis we contact departments at 5050 Yonge that include these most frequent contacts: Employee Services, Payroll, Benefits and Pension. We receive timely responses and if there is a reason for a delay, we will let you know the reason.

So when should you call us?  Whenever you are unsure about a work related situation, sick days, your pay, or any other issue that arises from working at the TDSB.  Don’t hesitate to call and we will try to assist you.

PSSP Bargaining Unit Office:

255 Duncan Mill Rd, Ste 404            647-348-3351