Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

OTBU

Pay Schedule for Secondary Occasional Teachers & Uncertified Staff can be found at this link.

Details for the 2017 OTBU AGM can be found at this link. The AGM nomination and resolution form can be accessed by selecting this link.

Contact Us

Email: avril.burns@d13.osstf.ca
Phone: 905-668-7100
Board Courier: D13 OTBU, 601 Palace St., Whitby

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The OTBU Annual Meeting is usually held on the last Thursday in May.  Active members are invited to this annual dinner meeting to review and revise the Bargaining Unit's Constitution and to elect our Executive Officers. 

The 2016 - 2017 OTBU Executive are:

                  President:    Avril Burns
    First Vice President:    Gurnek Singh
Second Vice President:    Esther McCalla
                  Secretary:    Mara Zalcmanis


Member Contact List

Receive up to the minute information by adding your name to our Member Contact List.

Send a message from your personal email to avril.burns@d13.osstf.ca, and put "Subscribe" in the subject line.

 

Employment Insurance for Occasional Teachers

The number of hours required to qualify for employment insurance varies according to the unemployment rate in a region. Similarly, the number of hours accumulated determines the eligible number of weeks of EI Benefits.  We reached an agreement with the Board during the last round of bargaining that the Board will continue to report each teaching day as 8 hours, whether day to day, extended, or LTO.  Click here to use the EI postal code search tool to confirm the number of hours required in each area.

During the application process, indicate that you have not received a ROE, and when asked for a reference code, enter the appropriate code, below, according to the application period. These codes are for Regular EI filing only and cannot be used for maternity or other types of claims. If you do not file within the periods indicated, you must file without the code.

Note: These codes are only for members who are on temporary layoff for the non-teaching periods and who reside in Ontario.

3511012016201612 (for December 16, 2016 to January 15, 2017)

3511012017201703 (for March 10 2017 to April 2, 2017

Click here to review the information on Service Canada's EI main page before beginning an EI application.  For help and information, visit your local Service Canada office, or contact them at 1-800-206-7218.

Click here to go to the online EI Application site.

 

Supply Renewal Forms

The annual Supply Status form, whereby you indicate your desire to remain active on the supply list for next school year, is now available in Employee Self Serve.  The deadline to submit the Supply Status Form is June 30th.  Failure to return the form on time will result in removal from the Occasional Teachers' Roster.

 

LTO List

The LTO list interviews memo can be found by selecting this link.

 

Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit

All monthly meetings, usually the last Thursday of the month, are held at the District Office at 4:30 pm. 

2015-2016 schedule of meetings:  Sept.29, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Feb.16 and Mar.30. The District Annual Meeting is on May 4, 2017 and the OTBU Annual Meeting is on May 25, 2017.

The Occasional Teachers' Constitution can be found here.

The Occasional Teachers' Collective Agreement documents can be found here.

  

Benefits Plan

Occasional Teachers who have worked at least 90 days in the secondary panel this school year will be given the opportunity to participate in the new Pay- In- Lieu of Benefits Agreement.  For information regarding the new Pay- In- Lieu Agreement, click here.


Regulation 274 Updates

Click here for information regarding Regulation 274 including LTO interview debriefing instructions, hiring flowcharts, accessing posting information and Frequently Asked Questions.

DDSB Procedure 5127: Management Process for Risk-of-Injury (Ri) Behaviours

This newly published Board Procedure outlines the requirements and expectations for schools and staff regarding the management and documentation necessary for students with Risk-of-Injury (Ri) Behaviours.  Included within the document are requirements to notify occasional staff as well.  In particular, see section 8, Notification of RI Behaviours and Staff Absence.   The document can be found on the Board Portal.

 

Offence Declaration

Your annual Offence Declaration will also be completed through Employee Self Serve. You  have until September 15th to complete the declaration, but complete it  as soon as possible to ensure that your name is not removed from the Occasional Teachers' Roster.


OTBU Collective Agreement Amendments

Click here to find the documents relating to the negotiations which happened locally as well as provincially as of the end of June 2013.

School Information

The following information may be useful:

Bell times and pay dates

Area maps

Occasional Teachers and Incident Reporting

Access this resource for occasional teachers on how to report and respond to serious incidents.

Occasional Teacher Newsletters

Click here for the page of current and archived OT Newsletters and Bulletins as well as to find out how to register to receive them.