I hope my reprinting these materials here can help the cause. I'm glad to offer a safe alternative forum where the issues can be openly discussed too. In other instances this past year the social media has proven crucial in allowing teachers to organize and speak at the grassroots level. We have seen that with the nonofficial member opposition to the OECTA MOU, and also with the last deal offered to the OSSTF membership. As always, I try to represent all points of view so we all can be knowledgeable + make up our own minds on the issues as teacher professionals. I and am willing to provide good links to both sides of the debate as they become available to me.
Here is the long version of the cover letter than accommodates the flyer seen above:
increases To be negotiated through legal collective bargaining. 0% in 2012-2013 0% in 2013-2014 Bad – this represents a loss of earnings of 3-4% based on inflation over this period
No unpaid days. Voluntary Leave of Absence Program - Possible mid-year ERIP of $5000 if VLAP not on target - Redistributed PD funds •One unpaid day December 20, 2013 •Full day’s pay for using fewer than 6 sick days in 2013/2014 Bad – not as bad as the original OECTA MoU but still a strip.
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