2016 Collective Bargaining
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Alberta teachers have ratified a two-year central table agreement, opening the door for the commencement of Local bargaining, following employer ratification later this month. In an online vote conducted from May 11-14th, teachers voted 78 percent in favour of accepting the deal. Visit the Bargaining 2016/17 webpage at teachers.ab.ca to learn more about the MOA.
A General Assembly has been called to vote on the Local's Opening Position on Thursday, June 1st beginning promptly at 7:00 pm, at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre (formerly the Ramada Edmonton Hotel and Conference Centre) (11834 Kingsway Avenue). Information will be posted HERE as it becomes available.
Following the call for nominations, the incoming Executive Committee for the 2017-2020 term is as follows: Heather Quinn (Queen Elizabeth), President; Carmen Glossop (Argyll Centre), Vice President Finance; Henry Madsen (Nellie Carlson), Vice President Political Engagement; Jolene Gray (Prince Charles), Div. I Rep.; Shawn Miller (Evansdale), Div. II Rep.; Deanna Simmons (Dan Knott), Div. III Rep.; Bill Godfrey (Hazeldean), Principal Rep.; Natasha Allen (Jasper Place), Chair, Communications Committee; Tabatha Hart (Keheewin), Chair, Service to Members Committee; Susan Sinclair (Prince Charles), Chair, Professional Development Committee; Gail Cuff (Kildare), Chair, Social Committee; and Jan Hamilton (Substitute), Chair, Substitute Teachers’ Committee. To view the Returning Officers’ Report, click HERE. There were no nominations received through the initial call or the by-election call for a Div. IV Rep.
At close of nominations on May 18, 2017, the following committees have vacancies: Communications (1), Donations (2), Educational Issues (2), Political Engagement (6), Professional Development (6), and Social (3). If you missed the deadline and would still like to be considered to serve on a Local committee, contact the Local's office at email@example.com. A copy of the Returning Officers' Report is available HERE.
The next Maternity/Adoption Information Evening will be held on May 29, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Room 208 at the Centre for Education (One Kingsway). Pre-register with the Local office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The next General Meeting for our members on the supply list is Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Barnett House. Join your colleagues for a BBQ and elect your committee members for the 2017/18 school year.
Grants-in-aid are provided to individual teachers to help defray the cost of PD conferences, courses, workshops, or seminars which support the teacher's professional development. Teachers are eligible for one grant to a maximum of $300 every second year. Grants are distributed by random draw of those received by 4:30 pm on May 31, 2017. Forms are available here.
The Local's annual Retiring Teachers' Banquet and dance will be held at the Chateau Lacombe on Friday, June 16, 2017. If you are retiring or know of a colleague that is retiring this year, contact the Local's office (email@example.com) so we can add the names to the invitation list!
Do you actively volunteer with a specific charity? If so, the Donations Committee, through a bequest, would like to donate to your charity on your behalf. Click here for more information and how to apply.
At it's June 2016 meeting, the Council of School Representatives (CSR) approved a $50,000 fund for teachers to access to observe colleagues in their classrooms. Funds will be divided between two rounds of $25,000 each. Round one to be completed no later than January 31, 2017; round two to be completed no later than June 15, 2017. Please review the guidelines before applying. Click here to access the guidelines and application form.
The ATA is recalling the PRISM Toolkit (secondary edition only). If you have any of these toolkits (with a green cover), forward them to the Local office. Thank you for your help. More information is available on the ATA's website.
Due to construction, the lane at the west end of Barnett House (which connects the church property to the north sector of the Association’s property) will be closed. To be clear, there will be no access to the parkade through the southern entrance by the church and there will be no access to the church from the parkade area. This closure will be in effect for most of the 12 month period. Staff and visitors travelling north on 142 Street will not have access to the Barnett House parkade; access will only be available to those travelling south on 142 Street. In addition, it will not be possible to turn north on to 142 Street from the Barnett House parkade area. This lane closure is required for safety, given the nature of the construction project ahead.
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