Brandon School Division Collective Agreement

“The holding of CTT sessions in common preparation time, even once per cycle, necessarily moves to some extent towards extracurricular hours, the work that teachers would do if it were not for these sessions,” the arbitrators wrote. He added that the argument of insolvency should not be at the expense of teachers` salaries. Rebeck said it was not the school department`s fault if the country was financially reluctant. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. “Division will have to live under these constraints.” Arbitrators also found that staff meetings at George Fitton School had become collaborative meetings and the number of meetings had doubled. They decided that this required teachers to attend more than twice as many sessions as outside the school day, and that this was not fair. But the financial situation is not bright for all the departments of the school. Many, under the Progressive Conservative government, have complained about the reduction of provincial subsidies or increases below the rate of inflation. They were ordered to limit the property tax increase to 2% per year.

School trusts say they are in a difficult situation when their next collective agreement with teachers reflects the two-year contract in the Louis Riel School Division. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. According to arbitration documents released Monday and made available to The Sun by the BTA, a panel of three arbitrators ruled that Brandon`s school division violated several sections of the collective agreement with teachers. “School services have budgeted accordingly,” Ross said. The division will pay $5.2 million by July. BSD Board Chair Linda Ross declined to comment on tuesday`s verdict and said she and the department`s legal team were still on the long-running decision. The arbitrator`s report says no teacher contract has been signed since Bill 28 was adopted in 2017.