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Pay & Benefits

ARTICLE B.2:  TEACHER TEACHING ON CALL PAY & BENEFITS
1. The employer will ensure compliance with vacation provisions under the Employment Standards Act in respect of the payment of vacation pay.
2. For the purposes of Employment Insurance, the employer shall report for a teacher teaching on call, the same number of hours worked as would be reported for a day worked by a teacher on a continuing contract.
3. A teacher teaching on call shall be entitled to the mileage/kilometre allowance, rate or other payment for transportation costs, as defined by the Collective Agreement, for which the employee he/she is replacing is entitled to claim.
4. Teachers teaching on call shall be eligible, subject to plan limitations, to participate in the benefit plans in the Collective Agreement, provided that they pay the full cost of benefit premiums.
5. Teachers teaching on call shall be paid an additional compensation of $3 ($11 effective July 1, 2016) over daily rate in lieu of benefits. This benefit will be prorated for part days worked but in no case will be less than $1.50 ($5.50 effective July 1, 2016). Any and all provisions in the Previous Collective Agreement that provided additional or superior provisions in respect of payment in lieu of benefits shall remain part of the Collective Agreement. [See B.2.7 below for work beyond 4 days in the same assignments in SD 39.]
6. Rate of Pay:
a. An Employee who is employed as a teacher teaching on call shall be paid 1/189 of his/her category classification and experience, to a maximum of the rate at Category 5 Step 7, for each full day worked.
b. Effective July 1, 2016, an Employee who is employed as a teacher teaching on call shall be paid 1/189 of his/her category classification and experience, to a maximum of the rate at Category 5 Step 8, for each full day worked.
Local Provisions
7. Teachers teaching on call
a. Pay in lieu of Benefits:
i. On the fifth (5th) and every subsequent consecutive working day on any one (1) assignment, employees who are employed as teachers teaching on call shall be compensated in lieu of benefits by adding a premium of ten per cent (10%) of 1/189th of that employee’s salary scale placement.
b. The above rates shall be increased on each and every occasion that the Category 6 Master’s Maximum is increased and by the same percentage.
c. Teachers teaching on call on call will receive payment September 30 for all days worked up to and including the ninth (9th) working day of that school year. In the remaining months of the school year teachers teaching on call will receive payment on the fifteenth (15th) day of each month for all days worked between the fifteenth (15th) and last school day of the previous month and on the last school day of each month for all days worked since the preceding payment, up to and including the fifteenth (15th) calendar day of that month. Payment for days worked after June 15 shall be made by July 15.
d. The minimum assignment for a teacher teaching on call shall be one-half (1/2) day.
e. A teacher teaching on call called in to an assignment for the entire school day in a school on a modified schedule shall be paid for a full day.
f. Teachers teaching on call for part-time employees shall be paid on a pro-rated basis on the above rates for the percentage of hours during a working day.
g. A working day for the purpose of this section shall mean a day, or part of a day for those substituting for part-time employees, of attendance for instruction in the classroom.
h. Non-instructional days shall be counted and paid for only from the fifth (5th) and subsequent consecutive working days on any one (1) assignment; notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, a teacher teaching on call may request or be requested to attend a non- instructional day prior to the fifth (5th) working day in which case the day shall be paid for and counted as a working day when such permission has been granted. Service shall not be considered broken by a non-instructional day.
i. A teacher teaching on call shall be paid a full day’s wage if called by the substitutes’ office for a full day.
j. In the event that a teacher teaching on call’s assignment is interrupted by the return of an employee who subsequently is absent for the same reason within two (2) working days, the teacher teaching on call shall be reassigned and the assignment shall proceed as if it had  not been broken for purposes of salary or bonuses which depend on the length of assignment.
k. i. For a teacher teaching on call, each one hundred and eighty (180) aggregate days of employment with the Board over a period of three (3) years, or each one hundred and sixty (160) days of continuous employment in the same Board assignment, shall credit the employee with one (1) year of experience for purposes of placement on the salary scale.

Note: Effective September 17, 2014, Article B.2.7.k.i is replaced by Article C.4 Teacher Teaching on Call Employment. See also Letter of Understanding No. 16.

ii. Further, effective 1990 September 01 and not retroactive, employees who attain one hundred and eighty (180) aggregate days during the three (3) year period will not have their movement to the next step prepaid in accordance with Article B.28.1. When such employees move to a contracted position, they may at that time receive a prepaid step in accordance with Article B.28.1. if, during the contract, they would attain a higher step in accordance with Article B.27.l.i.

Note: Effective September 17, 2014, Article B.2.7.k.ii is replaced by Article C.4 Teacher Teaching on Call Employment.  See also Letter of Understanding No. 16.

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