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Download the Collective Agreement 2014-2019

The term of the Collective Agreement is September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2019.

Negotiations

Under the Labour Relations Act, the Union negotiates terms and conditions of employment with the employer. The product of negotiations is a document called the Collective Agreement. It is a legally binding document which both parties agree to abide by. It is also a living document and subject to change upon its expiry date.

The Collective Agreement outlines a teacher’s salary, benefits and working conditions such as preparation time, supervision time and sick days.

It is vital that the Negotiating Team have a full understanding of the priorities of the membership. Thus, teachers have a responsibility to participate in the process fully. Typically, members are asked to fill out a survey which helps determine the Union’s priorities and directions in negotiations.

Negotiations ensue and at times, sanctions may be necessary to reach a tentative settlement. In the end, members vote on whether the tentative settlement is acceptable.

There are many things that the Union does, but negotiating the Collective Agreement is its central focus and the most important. Negotiating the Collective Agreement gives us all one opportunity every three or four years to sit down with our employer, address concerns and make improvements about our working conditions, benefits and salary. It is the one time that we are on an equal footing with our employer and can legally change the conditions we work under.

Negotiations are often lengthy, difficult and stressful but ETT asks everyone to be a part of the process by helping develop our positions around issues, keeping aware of the progress of talks, asking questions when you do not understand what is going on, and telling your Negotiation Team what you think.

Collective Bargaining Portal

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Highlights from the 2014-2019 Collective Agreement

See the key highlights from the 2014-2019 Collective Agreement, including:

  • Special Geographic Vacancy Round
  • Allegation Procedures
  • Miscellaneous Leave – 2 Personal Days
  • Technology Concerns Committee
  • Sunset Provisions
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Grievances
  • Prep Time
  • Professional Activity (PA) Days
  • Professional Judgement
  • Provincial Benefit Trust
  • Salary and Allowances

Please note that the Collective Agreement was extended until August 31, 2019 by the Extension Agreement. The details of the Extension Agreement can be found at the end of the 2014-2019 Collective Agreement.