Good morning County! Happy Monday.
I want to start off with some good news in that our awesome social wellness committee is off to a roaring start and have arranged for a fun night of comedy at Yuk Yuk’s! This will be taking place on Saturday, September 28th at the Westin in Halifax.
You can get a ticket for you and a guest simply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are limited, so please make sure you can attend before you commit 🙂 Read more
Good Morning County! Happy Monday!
So, lots of information this morning starting with two elections!
First, one of our amazing Provincial Executive members, Paul Boudreau, has been given a temporary position as a staff officer for the NSTU. That means that we have a position open for a person to sit on the Provincial Executive. Read more
Course Reimbursement Application Deadline for Courses ending between January 1 – April 30, 2019 has been extended to 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 16.
Good morning County! Happy Monday.
I hope that you have weathered the storm, and that this memo finds you safe and with restored power!
Just a few quick notes for this week. We are in the process of updating our NSTU representative registry, and I had sent out a “how to” last week. If you have been selected as a school rep, we would appreciate you filling out our Rep Information Form as soon as you are able. Read more
The PD Funding application is now available for 2019-2020.
Just follow the PD link at the top of this page.
Please note that the date for the first deadline, and that the rest of the dates will be updated after the committee’s 1st meeting.
We have a spot open on our local executive for the VP of Professional development. This person sits on the article 60 committee and looks after the Halifax Local PD fund. If you are interested, click here to find out more and to download the application.
Please note that applications will only be accepted via e-mail. Do not fax the form to the office.
Good Morning County! Welcome back!
First off, thanks to everyone who joined up for the annual Labour Day march and rally! It was great to see everyone and to join with so many pro-labour groups to mark the day. If you have been following any of the events of this summer, you are aware that in BC, Alberta and Ontario teachers are facing continued adversity from governments of all political stripes. Yesterday was a great reminder that together we are stronger! Check out our Facebook page for some great pics! Read more
Good Morning County! Happy Last week of summer.
Just a quick “Hello” and to let you know that I am officially back at work today. I will be in and out of the office, but will be monitoring my e-mail regularly and, of course, have my cell phone glued to my hip.
If you need anything, just reach out 🙂
Well folks, that is pretty much a wrap.
2018-19 was unique for a few reasons. We had a new system of educational governance in our province, a new NSTU president, and, of course, our first year without principals as part of our union.
The year certainly presented some rather unique challenges for your local president, to be sure. These including the pressures around the tripartite agreement, the rather intense negotiations that happened at the regional level in order to finally secure a regional agreement, and the introduction of the newly minted phrase “unscheduled instructional time” (although the pressure felt by me around that last one kind of pales in comparison to the rest of you.) Read more
Hey there County! Happy Monday!
As the end of year mayhem and bustle ramp up for teachers, things are, oddly enough, starting to quiet down at the office.
The biggest portion of my time last week was spent preparing for and answering questions about the Teacher Placement Process. That event took place on Saturday and saw hundreds of teachers securing positions for next year. Although the day can certainly be stressful, the process went quite well this year, with very few bumps in the road. Thanks to the Human Resources team from HRCE for doing a great job, and congratulations to all the teachers who were able to secure jobs for the 2019-2020 school year. Read more