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  • Presidential All-Candidates Meetings

    Members are encouraged to attend the All-Candidates Meeting of the candidates for District 15 / Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit President in their area of the District.  The meetings will be held as follows:

    • Muskoka: April 22, 2014 at 4pm at BMLSS in the cafeteria
    • City of Kawartha Lakes: April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm at IEWSS in the Library
    • Haliburton: April 24, 2014 at 4pm at HHSS

    Members present will have an opportunity to hear each candidate speak, and to ask questions.

    Elections are scheduled for May 8, 2014 at the Annual Meeting.  To be a delegate from your school to the Annual Meeting, please contact your branch president, or the District Office.


  • Equal Pay Day - April 16, 2014

    April 9, 2014 — Although pay equity is the law in Ontario, women, on average, earn 31% less than men. This pay gap affects women of all ages and education levels.  Women of colour, Aboriginal women and women with disabilities face the worst discrimination.

    The Equal Pay Coalition was formed in 1976 as a coalition of organizations seeking implementation of equal pay for work of equal value both through legislation and collective bargaining. The Coalition has over 39 constituent and partner group representing Ontario women and men who support equal pay for work of equal value.  OSSTF/FEESO is a member of the Equal Pay Coalition.
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  • Bill 122 – School Boards Collective Bargaining Act Passes Final Reading

    TORONTO, ON - Apr 08 2014 — The School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, Bill 122, passed final reading earlier today at Queen’s Park.  Read more ...


  • Education Week Posters

    Education Week, May 5 - 9, 2014
    Every spring, the education workers of OSSTF/FEESO celebrate Ontario’s Education Week. This year, we have chosen the theme Ontario: World Class, highlighting the achievements of those working in public education, successfully preparing students for a fast-paced and changing world.
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  • Austerity Agenda Continues with Education Funding

    TORONTO, ON - MAR 27 2013 — Today, the Minister of Education released the Grants for Student Needs (GSNs), the funding for all school boards in Ontario.

    The government stated that the GSNs provide stable funding for school boards and include an increase in funding. The reality is that the GSNs contain shifted funding and not new funding. There is no additional funding for front line services and some boards may see a decrease in their funding for next year.  Read more ...


  • T/OT Bargaining Unit Executive Elections: Call for Nominations

    The Teachers' / Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Council of District 15 - Trillium Lakelands encourages nominations from members for the following positions on the Bargaining Unit Executive:


    Members may submit nominations using the Nomination Form provided.

    Nominations received 45 days prior to the annual meeting (Wednesday March 26, 2014) shall be considered on-time, and candidates shall be eligible to distribute a single sheet of campaign literature (produced at the candidate's expense).  Additionally, on-time candidates for President may participate in All-Candidates Meetings in each region of the District.


    Election shall be conducted by secret ballot of the members of the Bargaining Unit Assembly at the Annual Meeting on May 8, 2014.


  • Update: Bill 115 Legal Challenge

    Members are encouraged to login to the Members’ Section of the OSSTF website to view an update regarding OSSTF’s legal challenge of Bill 115.  

    Click here for more information regarding obtaining your password to the Members' Section of the website.


  • District Awards

    District 15 has created four awards to recognize the outstanding achievement of members in their service to the Federation and to their communities.

    Nomination Guidelines:

    • Nominations must include the name of the nominee, the nominator, and the name of the award for which the submission is intended;
    • Nominations must focus on the nominee's accomplishments / involvement as outlined in the award criteria and should be limited to roughly one page in length;
    • Nominations can be forwarded by board courier, email or delivered by hand to the District Office;
    • Nominations must be received no later than April 25, 2014 at 4pm;
    • Members may be nominated for more than one award, but may only win one award in a single year.

    Winners will be selected by a 3 member panel appointed by the Teachers' / Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Council.  Award winners, and their nominators, will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Bargaining Unit Assembly where their award will be presented.  Awards also include a cash prize.

    For more information, or to submit a nomination, please contact the District Office.


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  • AMPA 2014 Delegate Nominations - Time is Running Out!

    AMPA 2014 thumbnail imageThe District Office would like to remind members that time is running out to submit nominations for positions of delegate and alternate on the District 15 delegation to the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assemby (AMPA) for 2014, to be held March 7 - 10 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

    District 15 will be selecting a total of 6 delegates and 2 alternates.  At least one of the delegates must be a member of the PSSP Bargaining Unit, and at least one delegate should be an occasional teacher.  Any member (teacher, occasional teacher, PSSP) is welcome to submit a nomination form prior to the deadline.

    AMPA involves OSSTF delegates from across the province coming together to decide on amendments to the constitution, by-laws, budget, and policies, and to vote on various issues affecting the Federation.

    Delegates and alternates are expected to attend the Central Regional Association's Pre-AMPA meeting on February 28 - March 1, 2014.

    Please fax or email completed nomination forms to the District Office before the deadline of 4pm on Friday January 24, 2014.

    Any questions should be directed to District President, Peter Carroll at the District Office.