Updates From The President

May 17, 2019

LTU UPDATES

LSA ELECTION RESULTS

Two candidates, Mark Sanchini and Myriam Levèsque, were nominated for the position of Sector Director of Laval Senior. Myriam Levésque has been elected to the Board of Directors for the 2019-22 term. Thank you to Mark for his years of service and welcome to Myriam.

UPCOMING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on May 22nd beginning at 5 PM in the library of Laval Junior Academy. We are hoping to see you in great numbers next week.

YOU ARE THE UNION!

 

CONSULTATION ON SWLSB POLICIES

No new consultations at this time.

 

QPAT UPDATES

Provincial Negotiations

The second phase of consultation with teachers on sectorial negotiations has ended. Thank you to the 365 LTU members who took the time to fill out the electronic survey.  A big THANK YOU to all the delegates and sector directors who helped inform the teachers in your schools. The results and comments have been transmitted to QPAT. A total of 3268 members took part in the consultation province-wide.

The consultation for the inter-sectorial negotiations should be ready early next school year.

BILL 21

QPAT has been working tirelessly to express teachers’ concerns regarding the proposed bill banning the wearing of religious symbols in public institutions.

Link to QPAT’s Brief on Bill 21:

https://qpat-apeq.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Brief-Bill-21.pdf

Link to  President Heidi Yetman’s presentation at the Parliamentary Commission on Bill 21, National Assembly (May 9, 2019):

http://www.assnat.qc.ca/fr/video-audio/archives-parlementaires/travaux-commissions/AudioVideo-80375.html

Petition:
Removal of public educational institutions from the application of Bill 21, An act respecting the laicity of the State

The deadline to sign the petition is June 7th, 2019. Please sign and share if you are in agreement.
PODCASTS
Episode 1: Violence in Schools with Nancy Champagne
Episode 2: Women in Leadership Roles with Heidi Yetman

 

YOU ARE THE UNION!

April 10, 2019

LTU UPDATES

LTU ACCLAMATIONS

We are very pleased to announce the following acclamations for a three-year term (2019-22):

Stephan Ethier as Director of Membership Welfare

Dan Strina as Director for Lanaudière & Rive Nord Elementary

Alexandra Rachita as Director of Adult & Vocational Centres

We would like to thank all the candidates and outgoing Directors for their dedication to the LTU membership!

LSA ELECTION

Two candidates, Mark Sanchini and Myriam Levèsque, were nominated for the position of Sector Director of Laval Senior. As a result, an election will be held at LSA on April 17th. The delegate should inform the teachers as to the time and place of the vote. Only Phoenix and the LSA teachers will vote for their representative.

SCHOOL VISITS

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.

UPCOMING DELEGATE EVENING MEETING

A regular meeting of the delegates will be held on April 17th beginning at 4:30 PM in the library of Laval Junior Academy. All delegates are expected to attend.

UPCOMING LTU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM will be held at 5 PM in the library of Laval Junior Academy. All teachers are welcome. YOU ARE THE UNION!

 

CONSULTATION ON SWLSB POLICIES

The Policy on School Fees Charged to Parents – Youth Sector was out for consultation from February 28th to April 10th. A response was submitted by LTU.

 

QPAT UPDATES

Convention 2019

Peter Mansbridge has been confirmed as the keynote speaker. The deadline to submit to give a workshop was also extended. Please see the link below for more details.

https://qpat-apeq.qc.ca/convention/

Provincial Negotiations

The second phase of consultation with teachers on sectorial negotiations has begun. School delegates have received the information and should be holding a meeting in each school. Once the meeting is held, we will send the teachers a link to a Google survey. The survey have to be completed by April 29th.

We would like to thank all the school delegates for their time and cooperation!

YOU ARE THE UNION!

January 31st, 2019

LTU UPDATES

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!

School Visits

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.

QPAT UPDATES

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.

Petition: Removal of public educational institutions from the application of Bill 21

Convention 2019

Information should be coming soon regarding Convention 2019

Provincial Negotiations

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.

 

QPAT UPDATES

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

Qpat Convention is on November 8th and 9th next week.

You can find all the information on the QPAT webpage:

https://qpat-apeq.qc.ca/convention/

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!

 

SCHOOL VISITS

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!

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