Check-In June 28th, 2021

 

Good morning,

Just some information items in the Check-In today. Thank you to the executive, reps and members for all you have done this years as both union members and educators. Please use this summer to recharge and hopefully get out and enjoy the next few months. Have a Great Summer.

Will You Be a School/Site Union Rep Next Year?

As we start to put the finishing touches on this school year, some of you might want to consider running for the School/Site Union Rep position in September. We usually have quite a few Reps who continue on in their role but with retirements and teachers moving to different locations, there are usually some openings that need to be filled as well. On the Organization Day in September (Sept. 2), there should be a call for nominations among the NSTU members at your school/site.

Depending on the size of your staff, you may be able to elect 1, 2, or 3 Union Reps. Here are the guidelines:

Educational sites with up to 25 members—1 Rep

Educational sites with 26-50 members—2 Reps

Educational sites with over 50 members—3 Reps

If you have more nominations than spots available, then a vote should be held via secret ballot.

 

Meeting dates

Please note all Local General Meetings are booked for next year and Covid-permitting will begin at 6PM at the Legion in Lower Sackville.

Sept. 29/21

Oct. 20/21

Nov. 24/21

Jan. 12/22

Mar. 9/22

Apr. 6/22

May 11/22

June 8/22 (AGM)

 

It is in your Provincial/Regional Agreement

(Provincial)

ARTICLE 38 EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM

38.01 An Early Retirement Incentive Program as agreed by the Employer and the Union, Appendix A, shall be implemented.

38.02 The Employer shall be responsible for advising Education Entities of the details of the program.

38.03 The Union shall be responsible for advising the teachers of the details of the program.

38.04 The program shall not be amended except by mutual agreement of the Employer and the Union.

NSTU Benefits at a Glance

Full Service Pension

(TPP Coordinated with CPP)

Conditions:

A teacher is eligible to receive a full service pension under the TPP

  1. at age 55 when age and service total at least 85.
  2. with 35 or more years of pensionable service regardless of age.
  3. at age 60 with ten or more years of pensionable service.
  4. at age 65 with two years of service (as of January 1988).

Benefits

A FULL SERVICE PENSION UNDER THE TPP IS 2% OF SALARY FOR EACH YEAR OF SERVICE TO A MAXIMUM OF 70%.  THE SALARY USED IS THE AVERAGE OF THE FIVE HIGHEST YEARS.

A maximum service pension is 70% and can only be obtained with 35 or more years of service.

When a full service pensioner under the TPP reaches age 65 his/her previous pension under the TPP is recalculated and readjusted. Upon integration the teacher receives two payments, one from TPP and one from CPP.  Retired teachers may elect to receive “normal” amounts of CPP at age 65, or reduced CPP benefits, payable as early as age 60.

Thank you everyone and HAVE A GREAT SUMMER,

Shawn Hanifen

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