Updates From The President
January 31st, 2019
New Board of Directors Members
Frank De Luca is the new Chair of the LTU Board of Directors. Welcome back, Frank!
Laura MacTavish stepped down as Director of Laurentians Elementary sector in December. We would like to thank Laura MacTavish for her work on the Board of Directors. Mary Antioco has been acclaimed as the new director for the remainder of the 2018-20 term. Welcome back, Mary!
Reno Vaccaro was recently named to the position of Director for East Laval Elementary. Thank you for stepping up and representing your sector!
We are available for school visits. Please let your delegate know should you wish for us to stop by your school. Your delegate just has to contact Loretta by email or call the office to schedule a school visit from the LTU office.
CONSULTATION ON SWLSB POLICIES
Two policies have just recently gone out for consultation:
Policy on Harassment
Responses are due back by March 4th from the various stakeholders. We have shared the consultation with our Board of Directors for comments and will submit an official response.
Policy on Safe and Caring Schools and Centres
Responses are due back by March 8th. I would like to thank Stephan Ethier for his participation in the sub-committee at the school board.
Please note that all Governing Boards should also be submitting a response and the teachers sitting on GB should be giving input at the meetings.
New Executive Director and President
Sébastien Joly is the new Executive Director effective January 1, 2019.
Heidi Yetman, the former president of PTU, is the newly acclaimed QPAT President.
Information should be coming soon regarding Convention 2019
The second phase of consultation with teachers on Sectorial and Inter-Sectorial Negotiations should happen in the spring.
We would like to thank all the school delegates and teachers who participated in the first wave of consultations. About 450 people responded from LTU. The total results for QPAT were 2646.
YOU ARE THE UNION!
November 2nd, 2018
It is hard to believe that we are already in November!!
EMAILS TO LTU
It has been reported to us by a few teachers and delegates that they have not received replies from us. Please be aware that some emails sent through the school board email system are not getting through to us and it is very possible that we never received them. If it has been more than a week and we have not replied, please resend it or call the office to see if we have taken note of it. Sorry for any inconvenience this could have caused.
An email was sent by Loretta to all teachers last week with information about the following topics:
- Get Connected Application
- Letter to M. Legault regarding Religious Symbols
- Project Oversees Applications
Qpat Convention is on November 8th and 9th next week.
You can find all the information on the QPAT webpage:
The tickets were sent to each school more than 2 weeks ago so see you school delegate for a ticket. Tickets are strictly reserved for teachers and should not be distributed to other employees, friends or family.
CONSULTATION ON UPCOMING PROVINCIAL NEGOTIATIONS
Each school delegate was asked to consult their staff and send the information back to LTU by November 9th. All documents were sent to the individual delegates on October 26th and should have been forwarded to you. We look forward to receiving the tally sheets from each school. Do not miss out on the opportunity to have your say – YOU ARE THE UNION!
Should you wish to have the three of us from the LTU office visit your school, please let your school delegate know. The delegate simply has to contact Loretta to schedule the visit. We have already visited some schools this year and we hope to see as many of you as we can during the course of the 2018-19 school year.
October 1st, 2018
I hope your 2018-19 school year is getting off to a great start!
It is with great excitement that we are able to share your new Laurier Teachers Union website with you! It has been a lot of hard work but we are proud to launch a more user-friendly site with all the information you need to start finding the answers to your very important questions.
This week will be our soft launch. Please look around and do not hesitate to let us know should something not be working right. We have included that as an option in the pull-down menu in the Contact Us section of the page.
We will also be adding a Portal in the upcoming weeks where our Executive Committee, Sector Directors, School Delegates and all other LTU committee members will be able to access information, notices, updates and documentation right from our site. All your LTU information in one place!
We look forward to your comments and feedback regarding your new LTU site and to seeing you over the course of this school year!