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  • Vacant Positions - Call for Nominations

    The Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit is looking for interested members to fill two vacant positions.  See the postings below and click here to download a nomination form.

    For more information please contact the District Office.
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  • OSSTF District 15 Solidarity Rally

  • Employment Opportunity

    Office Assistant

    (Reference # 263929)

    OSSTF District 15 – Trillium Lakelands is seeking a highly organized, professional, and competent Office Assistant with proven skills in database management and basic bookkeeping.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the various functions of the District Office in the provision of personal and protective services to the members of OSSTF District 15.  The Office Assistant is expected to support the President, Federation Officer, Bargaining Unit Council, and members from all job classes through a variety of tasks related to administration, organization, and communication, with the utmost confidentiality, discretion, accuracy, and empathy.

    Wage: $17.25/hour (35 hours/week)

    Anticipated Start Date: February 22, 2016

    Anticipated Contract Term: 1 year (covering a maternity leave)

    The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

    • Secondary School, Grade 12 diploma required, college or university an asset;
    • Excellent computer skills, including at least intermediate level proficiency with word processing (MS Word / Corel Wordperfect), database/spreadsheet (MS Excel) software, and various web applications. Knowledge of Google applications an asset;
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
    • A clear understanding and demonstrated abilities for diplomacy and confidentiality required;
    • Strong orientation to member service and good interpersonal skills;
    • Exceptional organizational skills;
    • Basic accounting/bookkeeping skills and knowledge, as well as a basic proficiency with Simply Accounting;
    • Ability to work enthusiastically both independently and as part of a team;
    • Good working knowledge of administrative and office procedures;
    • Minimum of two years of general secretarial/reception/administrative office or related experience;
    • Experience with member based organizations, the labour movement, or with benefits administration an asset.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Prepare, type, edit, and proofread correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports and related material;
    • Collect, open, and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally within the District Office, with members in other worksites, the OSSTF provincial office, the District School Board, and with organizations;
    • Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings for Time Release Officers;
    • Maintain inventory of office supplies;
    • Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages;
    • Maintain paper and computerized information filing systems;
    • Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business, and direct as appropriate;
    • Prepare minutes of meetings;
    • Arrange travel schedules and make reservations;
    • Organize, arrange, and prepare meetings, small events, and conferences;
    • Maintain the District website;
    • Maintain member contact information and update contact lists as required;
    • Process staffing data as it arrives, updating electronic files, and OTIP, as necessary;
    • Process benefits changes as received, updating electronic files, Blue Cross, and OTIP, as necessary;
    • Assist with the administration of member benefits plans at the direction of the Federation Officer;
    • Assist the Treasurer as required, processing invoices and vouchers for cheques, and posting transactions to Simply Accounting;
    • Assist the President with the administration of the member professional development fund;
    • Compile data, statistics and other information to support research activities upon request;
    • Provide administrative support, as requested, to the Lindsay & District Labour Council;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    To apply, please submit cover letter and resume, by email to president@osstfd15.net, addressed to:

    Colin Matthew, President, OSSTF District 15 – Trillium Lakelands

    Application deadline: Monday February 15, 2016 at noon

    No inquiries please.  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.



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  • Sanctions Begin for the Teacher / Occasional Teacher Bargaining Unit

    As of November 5, 2015 the Teacher/Occassional Teacher Bargaining Unit is engaged in legal strike action involving selective withdrawal of services.  Updates will be emailed directly to members as necessary.  After 7 years without significant local bargaining taking place the Bargaining Unit is in need of specific improvements to the collective agreement.  These improvements include fairness in the teacher appraisal process, compassion in access to short term personal leaves, and equity for occasional teachers.