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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My TSU Committee Update


TSU News Update!

Yes! It is very sad OECTA members aren't officially protesting Bill 115 either, but maybe you can ask Kevin about that on Oct 2 Meanwhile back home at TSU:

This blog will be of interest to the members on my committees. I'd suppose it's of limited interest to anyone else outside TSU, except perhaps in that it might give you some insight into what we are up to in any number of different areas, as per my TSU 3rd VP profiles as executive liaison this year.

My Committee Meetings:

The following are our initial meetings. The email notices will have gone out for all of them except Joint Medical + Physical Procedures, which I  still need to talk to Rosemary about. At each meeting we need to choose a Chair, a Secretary, and do a budget proposal. I will also review the terms of the committee and provide an overview of this year's work. All meetings are upstairs in the TSU offices on 951 Wilson Ave, starting at 4pm. Dinner and mileage are covered as usual. The committees are:

RAC: Religious Affairs: Monday Sept 24
JHS: Joint Health and Safety: Tuesday Sept 25
Special Education Committee:  Wednesday Sept 26
JMP: Joint Medical Physical Procedures: Thurs Oct 4

JHS members please check your email for your Health + Safety Conference Applications. Submit asap. JHS, JMP + Sped Comm will all be involved soon in a special joint meeting to discuss safety procedures for our AU-DDME classes across the city. Date to be announced. There's a big initiative coming up. I will forward you the letter from Rene.

Sped Comm will also need to set possible dates we can provide to the board superintendents for continuing our discussions on the SPED Issues + Concerns Survey etc. The clause for a new Joint Sped Committee is now included in our initial TSU Contract proposal. There has been a lot of talk about Dept. Head roles, so our Sped Comm meetings will provide us with a good chance to discuss that along with our other priority issues.

I will also be sitting on a few more TCDSB board committees as your TSU liaison this year: NTIP and Mental Health. Other than that, there's JHS, JMP, JSS, and of course here's hoping Sped can become a joint committee too.

General Reminders:

Our first TSU staff rep meeting is Thursday Sept 27. A lot of the meeting will be taken up with MOU and LLSAC/ SSAC issues. It will be an especially important meeting.

Our Staff Reps Retreat is at the Kingsbridge Centre again, on Oct 14-15. Contact Sabina at our office for your room and any other arrangements or questions.

Need to talk to me? Use my personal or board email. We can also arrange to meet personally or talk on the phone of course. I am always open to that except after 9pm. or before 8:15 in the morning, please. I have my cellphone at my disposal, but as you know I am in class and also sometimes all over the city on TSU business, as need be. Text messaging seems to be especially useful for getting hold of me if you'd like to set that up!!!

In solidarity!

David C.

PS: All OECTA members: Please set your "secret Catholic decoder rings" for R.O.M.E. #A6!!! Just kidding....Seeing if I can get a rise from my ETFO and OSSTF readers! Ha....ha.....er.....er......er........... ;-)



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