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Womens March on Toronto 2018

Thursday, January, 18th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Provincial Office has given us an invitation to join the Women’s March on Saturday January 20th, 2018.  If you are interested in attending please see link below. 082 – Womens March on Toronto 2018


Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit, to come into effect Dec. 3 | CTV News

Tuesday, January, 9th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Here is a link for those of you interested on more information regarding the Expanded Parental Leave, New Caregiver Benefit.   https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/expanded-parental-leave-takes-effect-dec-3-1.3670044  


November 2017 Executive Minutes

Tuesday, January, 9th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

      PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES November 29, 2017 Present:              Olga De Melo, Sharon Grant,  Michelle Pagniello,  Richardo Harvey,  Kelly Green, Solange Scott,  Peter Mallouh , Laura Mahoney, Daniela Melo, Randy Banderob, Lino DeMedeiros. Regrets:              Koryn Marshall, Karen Littlewood The Anti-Harassment statement was read after introductions.  Peter Mallouh is the Anti-Harassment Officer […]


Payroll Deductions for December 2017

Thursday, December, 14th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

Please see OSSTF Benefits Memorandum sent on behalf of Donna Morrison, Executive Director.       OSSTF Benefits Memorandum   To:       Bargaining Unit Presidents From:  Donna Morrison, Executive Director Date:   December 11, 2017 Re:      Payroll Deductions for December, 2017   OSSTF Benefits, OTIP, and Boards of Education have been working together to get […]


September 2017 Executive Minutes

Thursday, December, 7th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES September 21, 2017 Present: Olga De Melo, Sharon Grant, Michelle Pagniello, Richardo Harvey, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Peter Mallouh, Koryn Marshall, Laura Maloney, Danielo Melo, Karen Littlewood Regrets: Randy Banderob, Lino DeMedeiros The Anti-Harassment statement was read after introductions.  Solange Scott is the Anti-Harassment Officer for this meeting. Adopt Agenda: […]


Expanded parental leave, new caregiver benefit, to come into effect Dec. 3 | CTV News

Tuesday, January, 9th, 2018 by Michelle Pagniello

Here is a link for those of you interested on more information regarding the Expanded Parental Leave, New Caregiver Benefit.   https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/expanded-parental-leave-takes-effect-dec-3-1.3670044  


Payroll Deductions for December 2017

Thursday, December, 14th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

Please see OSSTF Benefits Memorandum sent on behalf of Donna Morrison, Executive Director.       OSSTF Benefits Memorandum   To:       Bargaining Unit Presidents From:  Donna Morrison, Executive Director Date:   December 11, 2017 Re:      Payroll Deductions for December, 2017   OSSTF Benefits, OTIP, and Boards of Education have been working together to get […]


September 2017 Executive Minutes

Thursday, December, 7th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES September 21, 2017 Present: Olga De Melo, Sharon Grant, Michelle Pagniello, Richardo Harvey, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Peter Mallouh, Koryn Marshall, Laura Maloney, Danielo Melo, Karen Littlewood Regrets: Randy Banderob, Lino DeMedeiros The Anti-Harassment statement was read after introductions.  Solange Scott is the Anti-Harassment Officer for this meeting. Adopt Agenda: […]


Winter Party 2017

Thursday, November, 9th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

Winter Party 2017   We are happy to inform you that we have teamed up with CUPE4400 and ETT for a Winter Party to celebrate the holiday season. Please view link for details and how to register. Enjoy!   Olga & Michelle   Winter Party 2017


Claims Review and Appeal Process

Tuesday, October, 3rd, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

  OSSTF BENEFITS – Claims Review and Appeal Process – Member Communication OSSTF Benefits has worked closely with OTIP to design a made for OSSTF members Benefit plan. The plan provides comprehensive coverage provisions, however, there may be occasions when a claim is partially or wholly denied and you may be unclear, or may disagree, […]


June 2017 Executive Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, October, 25th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

  255 Duncan Mill Rd, Unit 404, North York, ON,  M3B 3H9    Tel:  647/348-3351   Fax:  647/348-3352 PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES June 14, 2017 Present: Olga De Melo, Sharon Grant, Renee Phillips, Michelle Pagniello, Richardo Harvey, Kelly Green, Solange Scott, Lino DeMedeiros, Peter Bates, Peter Mallouh, Koryn Marshall, Laura Maloney, Daniela Melo Regrets: Jo Dean, […]


February 2017 Executive Minutes

Wednesday, October, 25th, 2017 by Michelle Pagniello

  255 Duncan Mill Rd, Unit 404, North York, ON,  M3B 3H9    Tel:  647/348-3351   Fax:  647/348-3352 PSSP D12 EXECUTIVE MEETING MINUTES February 22, 2017 Present: Olga De Melo, Nancy Vogel, Sharon Grant, Renee Phillips, Veronica Montague, Michelle Pagniello, Richardo Harvey, Sheida Shahramian, Randy Banderob, Peggy Stevens, Solange Scott Regrets: Jo Dean, Jackie Dell, Sue Doughty-Smith […]


Annual General Meeting (AGM): April 26, 2017

Monday, February, 13th, 2017 by Nancy Vogel

PSSP’s AGM was  held on April 26 this year that included an election for all Executive positions, including the newly elected Health & Safety Inspectors. Your newly elected PSSP Executive Committee for July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 is as follows: Olga De Melo, President Michelle Pagniello, VP/Chief Negotiator Treasurer, Richardo Harvey Secretary, Kelly […]


February 17: Child & Youth Services Info & Union Meeting

Monday, February, 13th, 2017 by Nancy Vogel

As per our constitution, the two time-release Executive Members must hold a half day meeting with all child and youth workers annually.  This year it will occur from 9 am – noon on Friday, Feb 17 at the Brockton Learning Centre auditorium at 90 Croatia, near Bloor & Dufferin. Child & Youth Counsellors are encouraged […]


Pregnancy & Parental Leave Workshop

Monday, October, 17th, 2016 by Nancy Vogel

A workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov 8 at the union office at 255 Duncan Mill Rd, Ste 404 at 5 pm to discuss pregnancy and parental leave.  EI, SEB top-ups and the TDSB forms will be explained.  Please rsvp by Nov 6 to vp@PSSP.on.ca


Working more than 7 Hours?

Tuesday, October, 6th, 2015 by Nancy Vogel

During this central strike with a limited withdrawal of services all PSSP members at the TDSB will only work their 7 hours.  That means no lieu time during this Phase 1 of the sanctions.   Going forward, you should only be working 7 hours unless your supervisor pre-approves lieu time AND makes arrangements for you […]


CYWs: When called for an interview you no longer want…..

Thursday, October, 23rd, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Employee Services received way too many calls this summer and fall from irritated Principals who did not hear back from CYWs whom they had left messages for relating to interviews.  Since only 6 permanent staff are placed on the interview lists given to Principals for each job, when one or more of you don’t respond […]


Workplace Conditions Memo

Thursday, September, 18th, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Sept 19, 2014 New memo to be sent to all principals on Sept 22.  Print a copy to keep and refer to when scheduling, hours of work and other issues are causing confusion or conflict  in your workplace. Working Cond Memo Sept 2014


Vicarious Trauma: How does it affect me?

Wednesday, June, 4th, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Vicarious Trauma:   Mental health care providers often hear detailed and harrowing stories about the unfair, undeserved and traumatic experiences that their clients have endured.  As a result of utilizing a controlled empathetic response when listening to these stories, counsellors are at risk for vicarious trauma, also known as secondary traumatization, or secondary stress disorder. Vicarious […]


CYWs: Upgrading your education?

Tuesday, May, 13th, 2014 by Nancy Vogel

Many CYWs decide to return to school to upgrade their academic qualifications.  If you choose to upgrade to a Child & Youth Counsellor, please note that you will not automatically receive any compensation or privileges from the TDSB as a result of completing your degree.  Upon completion of your credits for the degree,  you should […]