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Monday, 17 November 2014

My Teacher Union Blog Acronym List

Updated June 1st, 2015

You will find a list of the acronyms + so on used on my blog here. It's better than having to explain them in full all the time. Some of my readers know them already. Others don't know them at all.  Please keep checking for updates. If [when?] I miss any important ones please advise me in the Comment bar below.



AGM: Annual General Meeting
BC: British Columbia
BTAIM: Be that as it may
BTW: By the way.
CA: the Collective Agreement contract between the teachers union and a school  board
Canuck: a Canadian, my people
CAW: Canadian Automobile Workers
CB: the Collective Bargaining process or team which negotiates the contract
CBC: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television channel +  news
CCPA: Canadian Council of Policy Alternatives
CFL: Canadian Federation of Labour
CLC: Canadian Labour Congress
COPE: Canadian Office + Professional Employee Union [Porter workers]
CPC ML: Canadian Communist Party Marxist Leninist
CPIC: Canadian Police Information Centre
CSAC: Catholic School Advisory Council
CTF: Canadian Teachers Federation
CURC: Congress of Retired Unionists of Canada
CTV: Columbia Television channel  + news
CUPW: Canadian Union of Public Workers
CP24: City Pulse Channel 24 news Toronto
CRTC: Canadian Radio + Television Commission regulatory body
Duh: Dumbfounded expression made famous by Baby Huey the duck.
Dunno: short for "I don't know"
Dippers: NDP members
DIY: Do It Yourself
EC's: Extracurricular activities [school trips, events + after school sports, clubs etc]
EGALE: Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere
EQAO: MOE Education Quality + Accountability Office for standardized testing
ERC: Educations Relations Committee
ETFO: Elementary Teacher Federation of Ontario [President Sam Hammond]
ETFO ETT: ETFO Elementary Teacher's of Toronto
Faaa...: Nice way to say "WTF", # a's/ + ...'s suggests degree of frustration or wonder
FDK: Full Day Kindergarten
GSA: Gay Straight Alliance [high school equity clubs]
GTA: Greater Toronto Area. The large populous urban regions just outside Toronto.
Hmmmm: means "I need to think about that." The more "m's" the longer time needed to think..
ICJ: International Court of Justice
IMHO: In my humble opinion
ISIS: Islamic States of Iraq + Syria [also known as ISIL L=Levant]
ISS: International Space Station
J25-26: 2013 teacher protests outside the OLP Leadership Convention
KW: Southern Ontario "Twin cities": Kitchener Waterloo
LCBA: Local Collective Bargaining Agreement
LCBT: Local Collective Bargaining Team
LGBTQ: refers to the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered + Queer community
MLG: Maple Leaf Gardens Toronto [hockey/convention centre etc.]
MOE: Ministry of Education [Education Minister Liz Sandals]
MOU: Memo of Understanding
MIA: Missing In Action
MP: Federal Member of Parliament
MPP: Member Provincial Parliament
NASA: National Aeronautics + Space Agency [US Space Program]
NDP: New Democratic Party [Party Leader Andrea Horwath]
NIMBY: Not in my back yard
NSFL: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
ONABSE: Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators
OACPE: Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education
OCAP: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
OCSTA: Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association
OCT: Ontario Teachers College, responsible for professional licensing
OECTA: Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association [President James Ryan]
OECTA COP: Council of Presidents from each local unit across the province
OECTASA: Secetariat Association [General Secretariat Marshall Jarvis]
OECTA TSU: Toronto Secondary Unit representing local Toronto high school teachers
OECTA TECT: Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers
OFL: Ontario Federation of Labour
OLP: Ontario Liberal Party [Premier Kathleen Wynne]
OLRB: Ontario Labour Relations Board of appeal
OLRA: Ontario Labour Relations Act
OMG: Oh my God! Expresses shock.
ON: short for Ontario
OPSBA: Ontario Public School Board Association
OPSEU: Ontario Public Service Employee Union
OSCOJ: Ontario Superior Court of Justice
OSSTF: Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation [President Paul Elliot]
OSSTF D12: District 12 Toronto unit of OSSTF
PA Day: Professional Activity Day [for teachers]
PC: Provincial Conservatives [Party Leader was Tim Hudak]
PDT: Provincial Discussion Table [Provincial CB forum]
PE: Provincial Executive of any affiliate [OECTA OSSTF ETFO CUPE]
PET: former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau
PM: Prime Minister of Canada [currently Steven Harper]
QP: Queen's Park Legislature, the Ontario provincial seat of government in Toronto
Red Koolaid: Intoxicating drink allegedly favourited by blindly partisan OLP followers.
Royally p.o.'ed: Royally pissed off or angry
RTW: Right to Work [for Less]
SMH: Shake my head, as in wonderment + disbelief
Snoozefest: indicates "very boring", you will be falling asleep [also see Zzzzzz]
TCDSB: Toronto Catholic District School Board
TDSB: Toronto District School Board
TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival
Tory: Traditional nickname for an Ontario Conservative
TTC: Toronto Transit Commission. Runs the buses, subways + street cars
TVO: Television Ontario. A provincially government owned arms length t.v. station.
TYLRC: Toronto York Labour Relations Council
UN: United Nations
UAGM: Unit Annual General Meeting
USW: United Steel Workers
WMD: Weapons of Mass Destruction [sic]
WSIB: Workmen's Compensation
WTF: What the F#%k! Expresses anger or dismay.
WTR: Work to Rule
WTR 4 Less: Anti WTR reference. Less pay, benefits, job security etc.
Zzzzzzzz: indicates somebody or something is putting you to sleep.
#%$@*&: [or some variation] Expresses any number of profanities. Take your pick.

1 comment:

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