Check-In, February 26th

Hello County,

So, here we are, all waiting with bated breath for some announcement or news to let us know what happens next. Pretty stressful stuff, to be sure.

Considering all that has happened in the past few weeks, I do find myself taking some crazy pride in how quickly we were able to mobilize. Between the town halls, the petitions, the interviews and everything else, I dare say we broke some sort of record when it comes to spreading the word about our concerns around the Glaze report. Read more

Check-In, February 20th, 2018

Hello County,

I sent something out on Friday on this topic, but felt the message was worth repeating.

Many of you have already decided that you will be supporting the “Yes” vote. For some, however, I know the decision is much more difficult. Considering the potential ramifications, the talk of fines, and potential loss of pay, the idea of embarking on a second strike in less than a year is frightening, to say the least. Read more

Town Hall for Parents: Exploring the Impact of the Glaze Report #deglaze #nsed #nspoli

The Halifax County Local would like to thank all parents and community members who attend the series of town hall meetings over the next several days to learn about the impact that implementing the Glaze Report is likely to have on our students and public schools.

We invite your comments and further questions. You are welcome to contact our presenters to do so: Read more

Check-in, February 12th, 2018

Good Morning County.

Many of you have had a chance by now to review the Glaze report, and to attend the NSTU information sessions. I have been sending out a few talking points, and hope that has been helpful. The NSTU is holding a town hall on Tuesday, which simply requires a phone, and will be yet another opportunity for you to ask questions. If you are in the system, you should have already received an information call on Friday to explain the process.

All three locals are hosting town hall events of their own to infom the public of our concerns. These include: Read more

Check-in, February 5th, 2018

Good morning County.

Almost two weeks have passed since the Glaze report was released on a rather unsuspecting Nova Scotia. Not surprisingly, considering how busy teachers are, it has taken a few days for everyone to wrap their heads around the potential implications this report has to, once again, create turmoil in our system. But if social media platforms are any indication, the idea seems to have caught on. Read more

Check-In, January 22nd

Good Morning, County!

I want to start off today talking about the service award again, and just remind you that we are looking at organizing some sessions for teachers with the Teachers Plus Credit union so that folks can find out about some of the general implications of the award. As you can well imagine, there are as many circumstances as there are members, so when it comes to advice on whether you should take the award or leave it, there is no clear-cut answer. Read more