THANK YOU, Stewards, for all that you do!

Stewards

Workplace Stewards are your backup!

Anna McCrea: Ann Ciaschini

Arthur Henderson: Paula Moody

Ben R. McMullin: Jennifer Kelly/Meghan Cripps

Blind River: Shayna Boyer

Boreal: Esther Gartshore

CASS Elementary: Melissa Chiarello

CASS Intermediate: Jennifer Mathison

Central Avenue, Elliot Lake: Michelle Beach

Chapleau: Elaine Martel

Don Doucette Youth Centre: Bill Carriere

East View: Tara Lappage

Echo Bay: Marianne Vanderburg

Education Centre: Angela Plaunt

Esten Park, Elliot Lake: Kim Fennema

F.H. Clergue: Jessica Corcoran

Grand View: Jason Glassford

Greenwood: Suzanne Sims

H. M. Robbins: Mel General

Hornepayne: Cassandra Marin

Isabel Fletcher: Lee-Ann Matteau

Kiwedin: Siobhan Apostle

Korah Intermediate: Brenda Gregoire

Mountain View: Shelly Predum

Northern Heights: Geri Fernandes

Parkland: Jamie-Lynn O’Neill

Pinewood: Kari Buie

Queen Elizabeth: Angela Coccimiglio

R. M. Moore: Norma Rivet

River View: Shaun Labine

Rockhaven: Lynn Sterling-Amyotte

Sir James Dunn, Wawa: Patty Bernath

St. Joseph Island: Erin Quinton

Superior Heights Com Ed.: Marnee Giuliani

Superior Heights Int.: Tanner Rutland

Tarentorus: Corinna Briglio

Thessalon: Anne Trivers/Trish Jeffery

White Pines Intermediate: Linda Kiraly

Algoma District Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ADETFO)
Welcome to The Algoma District Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

ALGOMA DISTRICT ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

Main Office: 123 March St., Suite 400 Sault Ste. Marie, Tel: 942-3379 Fax: 942-1054

TOP EIGHT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN YOUR COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

1. Seniority

• Your seniority begins from the first day you work

• Your experience from other boards, any secondary teaching and supply teaching will increase your seniority as a tie-breaker with all the

others who began work on the same day as you

• It is important to get evidence of other experience to the ADSB Human Resources office within 30 days of being hired.

• Whether you are part-time or full-time, you gain a year on the seniority list for each year worked

2. Inclement Weather

• If buses are canceled because of severe weather, members are expected to make a reasonable effort to report to work

• If a member is unable to report to work, s/he must keep the supervisor informed and continue to attempt to report to work or alternate

worksite.

• There will be no loss of pay should a member be unable to report to work under these conditions

3. Transfers and Part-Time

• If you want to go from part-time to full-time or vice versa, you must put this request in writing to Superintendent Frank Palumbo March

1st

• If you wish a transfer from your present work assignment, you must put this request in writing to Superintendent Frank Palumbo by

March 1st

• If your school loses a classroom and you have the least seniority in your school, you will be placed in another position according to your

qualifications - the board must not hire someone new for a position if you have the qualifications for that job

4. Sick -Leave as per MOU Agreement

• Members are entitled to 11 sick days per school year at 100%.

• Short-Term Sick Leave - an employee absent beyond 11 days shall be entitled up to an additional 120 days short-term to be paid at 90%

regular salary.

• For the current school year, up to 11 unused sick days from the previous school year can be used in 10% increments to move sick leave

from pay from 90% to 100% beyond the initial 11 sick days.

• If you have a doctor or dentist appointment, sick leave is the appropriate leave to use.

5. Leaves

• Bereavement: 3 days for fiance(e), grandparent of member or spouse, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law,

grandchild

• Bereavement: 5 days for child, father, mother, step-parents, brother, sister, spouse, common law or same-sex partner, guardian, parents-

in-laws

• Compassionate Leave 1: 5 days for major surgery of immediate family or a lifethreatening situation

• Compassionate Leave 2: 2 days to attend to the medical needs of the immediate family

• Personal Leave Type 1: 1 day for reasons specific (death not covered by bereavement, wedding, the convocation of teacher’s family, legal

appointment, court attendance, a medical appointment for an immediate family member

• Personal Leave Type 2: 1 day at cost of supply for the above reasons as well as accompanying child tournaments, sports events, awards,

public speaking contests

• Confidential Leave: 1 day at cost of supply if one is used-no reasons have to be given

• Court Attendance/Jury Duty – leave of absence with pay

• Paternity Leave: 2 days to attend to the responsibilities related to the birth or adoptions of a child

• Pregnancy/Parental Leave: 1 week waiting period before EI - top up to 100 % of salary; 6 weeks of maternity leave 100% top up of

difference between EI and salary.

6. Working Conditions

• 2017-2018 Preparation time 240 minutes/5-day cycle directed by the teacher

• Supervision time no more than 80 minutes/5-day cycle

• Time to travel between two schools and paid kilometrage at the Board rate

• 40-minute lunch break free from assigned duties; no alternate arrangements

• Instructional time 1260 minutes per 5-day cycle (with prep time total 240 minutes per 5-day cycle)

• Two P.A. Days designated for the purpose of assessment and completion of report cards prior to each reporting period. One in Jan/Feb

and the other in June.

• Staff meetings 1 per month average and 75 minutes max. dates, times, established with staff consensus in September; agenda and input

by teachers

7. Benefits

NOTE: The new Employment Life and Health Trust started in February 2017

• %100 Paid by Board, pro-rated for partial contracts

• Dentist-current ODA rate, recall every 9 months, 6 mons. for children under 19

• $2 fee for drugs, $11 dispensing fee max.

• $500/24 mos. including eye exams and laser surgery

• Semi-private coverage in the hospital

• Massage therapy - $1000 (doctor referral required)

• Physiotherapy, OT - $1000

• Orthodontics - $3500 lifetime max

• See OTIP website for other specific items, medical supplies, insurance and services - 1-866-783-6847

8. Allowances

• Central Algoma $522

• Chapleau $2,207

• Michipicoten $1,656

• Hornepayne $3,311

• North Shore $1,103

• Geographic allowances not pro-rated

• Extra degree allowance $800 (Masters level) and $1,200 (Doctorate)

• Teacher in charge - $34.11

The Role of the Steward  Steward’s General Responsibilities       In each school, an Algoma ETFO member takes on the role of steward.  Algoma ETFO stewards are the visible representatives of Algoma ETFO Local in the workplace.      Stewards are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Collective Agreement and making ETFO members aware of ETFO services and programs.      ETFO stewards receive training to assist them in carrying out their work.  Your ETFO steward will be your workplace contact for information about your Local and Provincial ETFO including current information about upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops and emerging issues.      As a steward, if a member has a general issue or CA related issue at the worksite, your role is to listen to the concerns of all Algoma ETFO members on staff and to assist members who require support by accompanying them to see the Admin or by communicating with Admin on their behalf. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, then contact the Local office and they will advise on how to make sure the issue is addressed properly.      However, in cases where the issue might be of discipline or sensitive matters relating to a member at your worksite, your role is to direct the members or Administrator to contact the Local. Stewards are not to engage in issues that are sensitive in nature or that include or could include discipline.      You are a resource and first line of communication and defense of our Collective Agreement. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:  Lee Mason, President – algomaetfopres@shaw.ca or Nicole Mitchell, Vice-President – algomaetfovp@shaw.ca
Algoma District Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ADETFO)

Stewards

Workplace Stewards are your backup!

THANK YOU, Stewards, for all that you do!

Anna McCrea: Ann Ciaschini

Arthur Henderson: Paula Moody

Ben R. McMullin: Jennifer Kelly/Meghan Cripps

Blind River: Shayna Boyer

Boreal: Esther Gartshore

CASS Elementary: Melissa Chiarello

CASS Intermediate: Jennifer Mathison

Central Avenue, Elliot Lake: Michelle Beach

Chapleau: Elaine Martel

Don Doucette Youth Centre: Bill Carriere

East View: Tara Lappage

Echo Bay: Marianne Vanderburg

Education Centre: Angela Plaunt

Esten Park, Elliot Lake: Kim Fennema

F.H. Clergue: Jessica Corcoran

Grand View: Jason Glassford

Greenwood: Suzanne Sims

H. M. Robbins: Mel General

Hornepayne: Cassandra Marin

Isabel Fletcher: Lee-Ann Matteau

Kiwedin: Siobhan Apostle

Korah Intermediate: Brenda Gregoire

Mountain View: Shelly Predum

Northern Heights: Geri Fernandes

Parkland: Jamie-Lynn O’Neill

Pinewood: Kari Buie

Queen Elizabeth: Angela Coccimiglio

R. M. Moore: Norma Rivet

River View: Shaun Labine

Rockhaven: Lynn Sterling-Amyotte

Sir James Dunn, Wawa: Patty Bernath

St. Joseph Island: Erin Quinton

Superior Heights Com Ed.: Marnee Giuliani

Superior Heights Int.: Tanner Rutland

Tarentorus: Corinna Briglio

Thessalon: Anne Trivers/Trish Jeffery

White Pines Intermediate: Linda Kiraly

Welcome to The Algoma District Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

ALGOMA DISTRICT ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

Main Office: 123 March St., Suite 400 Sault Ste. Marie, Tel: 942-3379

Fax: 942-1054

TOP EIGHT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN YOUR

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

1. Seniority

• Your seniority begins from the first day you work

• Your experience from other boards, any secondary teaching

and supply teaching will increase your seniority as a tie-

breaker with all the others who began work on the same day

as you

• It is important to get evidence of other experience to the

ADSB Human Resources office within 30 days of being hired.

• Whether you are part-time or full-time, you gain a year on

the seniority list for each year worked

2. Inclement Weather

• If buses are canceled because of severe weather, members are

expected to make a reasonable effort to report to work

• If a member is unable to report to work, s/he must keep the

supervisor informed and continue to attempt to report to

work or alternate worksite.

• There will be no loss of pay should a member be unable to

report to work under these conditions

3. Transfers and Part-Time

• If you want to go from part-time to full-time or vice versa,

you must put this request in writing to Superintendent Frank

Palumbo March 1st

• If you wish a transfer from your present work assignment,

you must put this request in writing to Superintendent Frank

Palumbo by March 1st

• If your school loses a classroom and you have the least

seniority in your school, you will be placed in another

position according to your qualifications - the board must not

hire someone new for a position if you have the

qualifications for that job

4. Sick -Leave as per MOU Agreement

• Members are entitled to 11 sick days per school year at 100%.

• Short-Term Sick Leave - an employee absent beyond 11 days

shall be entitled up to an additional 120 days short-term to be

paid at 90% regular salary.

• For the current school year, up to 11 unused sick days from

the previous school year can be used in 10% increments to

move sick leave from pay from 90% to 100% beyond the

initial 11 sick days.

• If you have a doctor or dentist appointment, sick leave is the

appropriate leave to use.

5. Leaves

• Bereavement: 3 days for fiance(e), grandparent of member or

spouse, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-

in-law, grandchild

• Bereavement: 5 days for child, father, mother, step-parents,

brother, sister, spouse, common law or same-sex partner,

guardian, parents-in-laws

• Compassionate Leave 1: 5 days for major surgery of

immediate family or a lifethreatening situation

• Compassionate Leave 2: 2 days to attend to the medical needs

of the immediate family

• Personal Leave Type 1: 1 day for reasons specific (death not

covered by bereavement, wedding, the convocation of

teacher’s family, legal appointment, court attendance, a

medical appointment for an immediate family member

• Personal Leave Type 2: 1 day at cost of supply for the above

reasons as well as accompanying child tournaments, sports

events, awards, public speaking contests

• Confidential Leave: 1 day at cost of supply if one is used-no

reasons have to be given

• Court Attendance/Jury Duty – leave of absence with pay

• Paternity Leave: 2 days to attend to the responsibilities

related to the birth or adoptions of a child

• Pregnancy/Parental Leave: 1 week waiting period before EI -

top up to 100 % of salary; 6 weeks of maternity leave 100%

top up of difference between EI and salary.

6. Working Conditions

• 2017-2018 Preparation time 240 minutes/5-day cycle directed

by the teacher

• Supervision time no more than 80 minutes/5-day cycle

• Time to travel between two schools and paid kilometrage at

the Board rate

• 40-minute lunch break free from assigned duties; no alternate

arrangements

• Instructional time 1260 minutes per 5-day cycle (with prep

time total 240 minutes per 5-day cycle)

• Two P.A. Days designated for the purpose of assessment and

completion of report cards prior to each reporting period.

One in Jan/Feb and the other in June.

• Staff meetings 1 per month average and 75 minutes max.

dates, times, established with staff consensus in September;

agenda and input by teachers

7. Benefits

NOTE: The new Employment Life and Health Trust started in

February 2017

• %100 Paid by Board, pro-rated for partial contracts

• Dentist-current ODA rate, recall every 9 months, 6 mons. for

children under 19

• $2 fee for drugs, $11 dispensing fee max.

• $500/24 mos. including eye exams and laser surgery

• Semi-private coverage in the hospital

• Massage therapy - $1000 (doctor referral required)

• Physiotherapy, OT - $1000

• Orthodontics - $3500 lifetime max

• See OTIP website for other specific items, medical supplies,

insurance and services - 1-866-783-6847

8. Allowances

• Central Algoma $522

• Chapleau $2,207

• Michipicoten $1,656

• Hornepayne $3,311

• North Shore $1,103

• Geographic allowances not pro-rated

• Extra degree allowance $800 (Masters level) and $1,200

(Doctorate)

• Teacher in charge - $34.11

The Role of the Steward  Steward’s General Responsibilities       In each school, an Algoma ETFO member takes on the role of steward.  Algoma ETFO stewards are the visible representatives of Algoma ETFO Local in the workplace.      Stewards are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Collective Agreement and making ETFO members aware of ETFO services and programs.      ETFO stewards receive training to assist them in carrying out their work.  Your ETFO steward will be your workplace contact for information about your Local and Provincial ETFO including current information about upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops and emerging issues.      As a steward, if a member has a general issue or CA related issue at the worksite, your role is to listen to the concerns of all Algoma ETFO members on staff and to assist members who require support by accompanying them to see the Admin or by communicating with Admin on their behalf. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, then contact the Local office and they will advise on how to make sure the issue is addressed properly.      However, in cases where the issue might be of discipline or sensitive matters relating to a member at your worksite, your role is to direct the members or Administrator to contact the Local. Stewards are not to engage in issues that are sensitive in nature or that include or could include discipline.      You are a resource and first line of communication and defense of our Collective Agreement. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:  Lee Mason, President – algomaetfopres@shaw.ca or Nicole Mitchell, Vice-President – algomaetfovp@shaw.ca