September has been a very busy month around the ADTA office. We are happy to have had the opportunity to welcome presenter Jane Turner from the BCTF to give our School Union Training to our school Staff Representatives. We offered two days of training; one for middle and secondary reps and one for our elementary reps. The training seemed well received and we had two afternoons of great questions and discussions. At our training, each Staff Representative received a binder of information and one piece of information you may wish to talk to your staff rep about sooner than later is the new pay scale grid. Please take a moment and look at the grid and check your pay-stub. If you are not sure what Step you are currently being paid on that information is on your pay-stub. The pay grid is not top-secret information feel free to copy the chart and post it in your staff room for any teacher or TOC’s to check.
In other news, the ADTA and the School District have been in regular discussions around the restored contract and the implementation of the language. This month sees the remedy process for violations of the collective agreement language begin. The ADTA is waiting to receive more information around class size and composition and once we have all of the information we will then send out additional information about remedy. Updated information on this process can be found on the ADTA website, in this newsletter and by talking to your staff rep or by contacting the ADTA office.
We also have a General Meeting coming up on October 18th and the contract restoration process including remedy will be one of the topics that we will be addressing. I would encourage everyone affected by any of the violations (class size or composition) to attend our General Meeting; the meeting starts at 4:00 in the ADTA hall.