Check-In, Monday, November 18th

Good morning County, Happy Monday.

Another relatively quick one today. To start with, the nominations for the local executive position of 1st Vice President, Professional Development are now open. This person is responsible for looking after our professional development fund, sits on our local executive, and is part of the regional Article 60 Committee. For those of you interested in perhaps taking on a leadership role within your union, this is a key role in our local. If you wish to find out more, contact Jason Jennings at hfxconominations@nstu.ca or you can download the nomination form here.

As well, today marks the opening of the application process for becoming a delegate to Annual Council. Annual Council is a yearly gathering where the business of the NSTU is debated and voted upon. If you would like to be one of our delegates to attend Annual Council 2020, please click this link to download the form.

Finally, I have been receiving some very disturbing reports of teachers being subjected to violence in the work place. I want to be as clear as I can on this in that violence is not part of the job. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that your work site is safe. That means very different things at each site, but no one should be accepting being hit or bitten as part of the job. If you suffer a violent incident at work, please ensure you document it appropriately and bring it to the attention of your admin team. You should also report the details to your JOHS committee, and to incidents@HRCE.ca. For more information, please refer to this chart from HRCE, and if you have any questions, please reach out.

That is it for this week, County. Have a great one.

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