Your Collective Agreement is the basis of your employee-employer relationship with the school board. It defines:
- your rights
- the union’s rights
- the board’s rights
- basic procedures for the sides to follow regarding issues such as assignments, filing a grievance, harassment, salary scales, seniority, rates of pay, your personnel file, evaluation procedures, supervision, and preparation time.
At times an administrator (AO) may ask a teacher on call to cover another class instead of having the prep time to which the person they are teaching for was entitled. This may be grievable under your local collective agreement. You should inform the VSTA office that such a request has been made. If you have concerns or questions about requests that an AO makes, you should check with the VSTA office.
When the SCC decision came down in November 10, 2016, Letter of Understanding (LOU) #17 was triggered which meant that the parties had to sit down and negotiate the restoration of our language.