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Sectorial Issues Comparison between the Agreement in Principle and Bill 142

 

Please note that the following addresses areas where changes (negotiated or decreed) have occurred.  All other items not mentioned have remained at status quo.

 

Agreement in Principle                                                                             Decreed by Bill 142

1-0.00   Modification to definition of spouse to include civil union  

Modification to definition of spouse to include civil union  

 

 

2-0.00   Status quo

Status quo

 

 

3-6.00   Syndical leave - reimbursement of all expenses related to

             substitute teachers for syndical leave

 

Status quo (reimbursement does not include the employer contributions part of the substitute salary)

 

 

4-0.00   Status quo

Status quo

 

 

5-1.04   End of contracts: June 30 for all contracts of 100 or more days in

             the case of contracts to complete a school year  -  unless local

             parties agree to use status quo provisions   

Status quo (School board can end such contracts on June 23rd)

 

 

5-2.07   Seniority:  24 months (rather than 12) before losing seniority -   

              applies to part-time and by-the-lesson contracts              

Status quo (12 months)

 

 

5-3.00   -  50 km restriction is maintained

-  Possibility of mandatory retraining for teachers on availability at    

                 board expense

 

-  50 km restriction is maintained

-  Possibility of mandatory retraining for teachers on 

    availability at board expense. Failure to comply could  

    result in dismissal

 

 

5-10.04   Increased waiting period to qualify for a new period of disability.

                (35 days instead of 22 days for periods of disability longer than 

               3 months)

                

 

5-10.15   Increased salary insurance benefits in the first year -

                75% instead of 70%

 

5-10.17   Gradual return to work:  can be initiated before the 12th week of

               absence and can last beyond 12 weeks

 

5-10.00   Temporary assignment (up to 12 weeks) for teachers on salary

                insurance : within general teacher functions and with teacher

                agreement.

 

Status quo (22 days)

 

 

 

 

Status quo (70%)

 

 

 

Status quo (the timelines are quite inflexible)

 

 

Status quo (no temporary assignment)

 

 

6-7.03   Supply teacher after 20 days :  paid on scale after 20 days when

              replacing part- time teacher

 

Status quo (supply teacher replacing part-time teacher is paid at supply teacher rate even beyond 20 days)

 

 

7-0.00   Professional Improvement funding:

             Basic amount is increased from $160 to $240 per equivalent full 

             time teacher

 

.

Basic amount is increased from $160 to $240 per equivalent full time teacher

 

 

8-4.00   Class sizes for Kindergarten and Cycle I elementary:

             Appendix XIII  (educational success) that defines these class

              sizes is extended to June 2010

 

 

Status quo (end of Appendix XIII in June 2008)

 

 

 

8-4.07   Multigrade classes - consultation with the local union

-          improved class sizes when 3 levels

-          budget for materials/support

-          protocol clauses: 1) exclude K  2) limit to single cycle

-          provincial committee to study the situation

 

Status quo (none of these modifications)

 

 

8-7.00    Extra-curricular activities - continue to be voluntary (i.e. status

              quo) with the stipulation that once started, an activity will be

              completed

 

The school principal, after consultation with the teacher, assigns the student activity to be carried out by the teacher

 

 

8-7.00   Kindergarten progressive entry:

                    guaranteed minimum of 2 days

       

Status quo  (i.e. no progressive entry)

 

8-9.00   Special education      

 

                        Please see section below

   

 

 

 

8-10.00   School level arrangements:

-          removal of local union veto

-          limited number of topics subject to modifications

-          requires teachers’ consensus

-          definition of consensus to be agreed upon between the local union and the school board

 

 

- removal of local union veto

- limited number of topics subject to modifications

- requires approval by 80% of teachers

 

 

11-0.00   Adult Education:

 

-          Protection of the number of full time contracts existing on June 30, 2003

 

-          PIC - increase from $160 to $240

 

-          Seniority - protection when teacher becomes hourly-paid

 

-          Time allotted for pedagogical activities will increase from 12 to 24 hours

 

-          New measure providing direct services to 16-18 year old students with behavioural difficulties

 

 

 

-  Protection of the number of full time contracts existing

   on June 30, 1998

 

-  PIC - increase from $160 to $240

 

-  Status quo (loss of seniority)

 

-  Status quo (12 hours)

 

 

-  Status quo (no such measures)

 

 

13-0.00   Vocational Education:

 

-          Protection of the number of full time contracts existing on June 30, 2003

 

-          PIC - increase from $200 to $300

 

-          Seniority - protection when teacher becomes hourly-paid

Appendix               Provincial Advisory Committee:

 

                              A provincial level committee will be set up to find 

                              solutions to different issues as they arise

 

 

 

-  Protection of the number of full time contracts existing

   on June 30, 1998

 

-  PIC - increase from $200 to $300

 

-  Status quo (loss of seniority)

 

 

- Status quo (no committee)

Appendix               Oversized Class Compensation

 

                               Compensation for oversized classes will increase by

                               20%

 

 

- Status quo (no increase)

 

  

Special Education

 

The Agreement in Principle on Special Education: 

 

a)         An addition of new resources over three years ($90 M), divided into three specific envelopes:

·        1st envelope: for the hiring of 600 special education teachers at the elementary level

·        2nd envelope: for the hiring of 600 equivalent teachers, with a maximum of 50% workload as resource teacher at the high school level

·        3rd envelope: $30 M for technical or professional resources as direct service to special education students.

 

b)         An obligation by the school board to transmit to the teacher union all information concerning the above resources.

 

c)         The setting up of two local level committees:

 

  • A teacher union and school board parity committee that will be given complete information on all resources concerning special education and that will have a key role in ensuring the equitable distribution of these resources amongst the schools
  • A school level committee to determine the organisation of services given available resources (technicians, special education teachers, psychologists, etc.)

 d)         A fast track approach for services to students:

 

            1.         rapid access to services within the resources allocated to the school

            2.         support services can apply to the student or the teacher

            3.         a simple, concise, useful form to request services

            4.         access to the definitions of Appendix XX to determine specific difficulties

 

e)         Recognition and weighting of special needs students:   Students who have more persistent difficulties can still be referred to ad hoc committee for possible identification and services within the definitions of Appendix XX.  Weighting of such students may occur for purposes of compensation.

            

1.         Students with severe behavioural difficulties (status quo)

-         identification in accordance with the present process

-         services to the student

-         support to the teacher and weighting

 

2.         Handicapped students (status quo)

-         identification in accordance with the present process

-         services to the student

-         support to the teacher or weighting

 

3.         Students with behavioural difficulties

-         possibility of identification after 40 working days of observation

-         support services and weighting

 

4.         Students with learning difficulties

-         possibility of identification

-         support services or weighting

  

The Decree on Special Education

 

School boards would receive extra financing for special education:

            $30 000 000 for 2006-2007

            $30 000 000 for 2007-2008

            $30 000 000 for 2008-2009

 

The school boards would have total control of these amounts and all other resources concerning special education.  No provincial level, board level or school level committees will be set up for special education.  There is no obligation for the boards to transmit information to local unions.  There is no obligation for the boards to hire teachers with this funding.

 

Teachers can only ask for an ad hoc committee in the case of students who appear to have behavioural difficulties and severe behavioural difficulties.  Only these categories of special education students are subject to weighting and compensation.

 

For all teacher requests for support services, the principal decides on the level of service, if any, to be given.  There are no compulsory timelines.

  

Important areas under attack that we successfully brought back to status quo:

 

The items below were all under attack by the employer during this round of negotiations.

We were successful in maintaining our acquired rights in all these areas.  As there are no

changes in these articles, they are not listed above.  

 

5-3.00 Mobility of personnel (50 km)

 

6-2.00   Recognition of years of experience

 

6.7.00   Salary cuts for periods of less than one day

 

8-1.00   A series of principles to emphasize teacher responsibilities.

            

8-5.00   Work year - stipulation to begin on Sept. 1

 

8-7.00   Obligation for elementary teachers to do remediation with any student (as opposed to their own students)

  

Any news on salary equity ?

 

No!  Not yet!  Salary equity is not a topic within the scope of our collective agreements and, as such, is not covered by Bill 142. 

 

The government however has repeatedly said that part of its 12.6% salary mass parameter would be used to settle salary equity in the public sector.  It has also maintained that it wants the settlement to occur sooner rather than later. 

 

To date, we have had no further indication as to how and when the government intends to proceed.

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