OCT Proposed Fee Hike Defeated!
Update on OT Benefits Plan
The TDSB Benefits Office sent an update to the OTBU Executive on their progress in processing proof of benefits plan enrollments in order to provide the 50% reimbursement. They are delayed in providing the first two month's reimbursements. The reimbursements would catch up in November. The Benefits Office states:
"where we have received confirmation of September 1, 2017 enrollment, the payment in lieu reimbursement will be set up for the second pay in November. On the November 16th pay, OSSTF OT’s will see the November reimbursement (current month) as well as a retro reimbursement for September and October."From a series of meetings with Provincial OSSTF negotiators and the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA), an OT benefits plan has now been established to replace our existing plan with the TDSB which ends on August 31. Eligibility remains the same under the terms of our Local Collective Agreement: at least 90 days worked in the previous school year. The new plan will be run by the Ontario Teachers' Insurance Plan (OTIP). Eligible OTBU members may choose between this plan or another of their choosing, for which they will receive a 50% reimbursement of the cost, up to $2454 annually.
OTBU members eligible to enroll for benefits should have received a letter in the mail from the TDSB which will specify the process for enrolling in the new OTIP OT benefits plan and how to apply for reimbursement for another plan.
PR 560 Training - Raising Awareness on Abuse & Neglect - PD February 16, 2018
Listening to Members
If you can't work, book yourself off SFE!
Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly
OSSTF/FEESO conducts an Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly (AMPA) with representatives from all its bargaining units each March. The Provincial Assembly is the supreme legislative body of OSSTF/FEESO and is responsible for establishing or amending Federation policies, bylaws, constitutions, budgets, the annual Action Plan and for the election of the Provincial Executive and OTF Governors.
Each District and Bargaining Unit is awarded delegates based on Full Time Equivalent numbers.
Linda Bartram, OTBU D12 President, is an automatic delegate to the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly. The remaining AMPA delegates were elected by vote at the November 22, 2017 General Membership Meeting :
BOCKING, PaulWHITAKER, Jamie
BROWNE, Coleridge M.FRASCHETTI, Michael
LEFRENSE, JohnathanSPEEDIE-COURT, Lillian
STEC-ATHERTON, BasiaMACDONALD, Patrick
CHEN, Tian Ming
Congratulations to the elected delegates and thanks to all who were candidates.
AQ/ABQ Subsidies Available for Math, Technology & Kindergarten Courses
Professioal Development Days
Lump Sum Payment for Breech of Charter Rights / Bill 115 Remedy
Ratings Certification for LTOs
The the next PD is february 16, 2018 at Victoria College.
Pension workshops are taking place in February and April 2018. Check the calendar events for info.
The next Annual General Meeting of the OTBU will take place May 16, 2018 at the Old Mill Inn.
95 Thorncliffe Park Dr #1708, Toronto
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