Updates May 2018

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May 232018

The Delegates and Alternates for ETFO Annual Meeting in August have been determined. Attending on behalf of the Local: Lara Waterhouse, Miranda Marles, Amanda Austin, Miya Bradburn, Krystalyn Jones.

Our Local Annual General Meeting took place on May 16th. The budget for next year was approved, and constitutional amendments were passed. The revised constitution is now posted on the website.

Congratulations to Ben who won the IPad at our AGM!

If you did not receive the latest newsletter for May 2018, please contact the Local!

Personal Emergency Leave for OTs

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Apr 102018

Paid Personal Emergency Leave Days for Daily OTs

The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (also called “Bill 148”) is new legislation that came into effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148 amends several pieces of Ontario labour legislation, including the Employment Standards Act (ESA). The ESA now entitles employees who have been employed for at least a week with an employer to access two paid Personal Emergency Leave days and 8 unpaid Personal Emergency Leave days per calendar year.

The paid Personal Emergency Leave entitlement under the ESA would apply to Daily Occasional Teachers who have been employed for at least a week with their school board and currently do not have access to paid leave.

A Daily Occasional Teacher would be entitled to up to two days of paid Personal Emergency Leave days per calendar year due to:

• Personal illness; or
• Death, illness, injury, medical emergency or urgent matter relating to family members as defined in the ESA.

Although each personal emergency situation is unique, the entitlement to a paid Personal Emergency Leave day for a Daily Occasional Teacher may apply when a previously scheduled/booked assignment needs to be cancelled due to an emergency (to a maximum of two Personal Emergency Leave days per calendar year).

The Ministry of Labour’s website includes a section with frequently asked questions about Personal Emergency Leave. Members with questions about this leave entitlement can check the section through this link:


Until a protocol with the Board has been finalized, if you need to make a request for paid Personal Emergency Leave from the board please contact Lara Waterhouse, President TLOTL at 705.934.3836 as soon as possible to discuss the matter.

TLOTL Coffee Hour

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Feb 162018

Throughout the school year, myself and possibly members of the Executive will be available to meet members at a coffee shop, for questions, or just to visit. I will announce the date and location one week in advance.

New this year, if you are planning to attend the announced coffee hour, please email the local. I will not waste member money to drive hours and sit alone in a coffee shop.

The next coffee hour is February 26th in Fenelon Falls, at the Tim Hortons from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Hope to see some of you there!


Also, everyone who attends a Coffee Hour will have their name in a separate draw for a $25 Tim Hortons gift card!


Join members of your Executive and other OTs for a chat and a drink. Bring your questions and concerns.

Latest News

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Feb 162018

Some additions and revisions have been made to the website! I have added a new section on Health and Safety with a host of resources, including links to google forms where members can report issues such as – no keys; safety plan challenges; multiple duties and more. It is still a work in progress, but take a few minutes and check out the Health and Safety Section!