Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit (OTBU)
Secondary Occasional Teachers please register with your union - D25 OTBU
Complete the registration form: OTBU Register Here
The 2023/2024 OTBU executive officers are as follows:
Who are the Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit?
Occasional Teachers are a diverse group comprised of career Occasional Teachers, Short-Term and Long-Term Occasional Teachers and an ever increasing retired teacher population. For many Occasional teachers, this is a stage in their teaching careers, while for others, this is a way of life.
Regardless of the demographic make-up, these OSSTF members representing approximately 6,000 individuals have issues and concerns that are often unique to their circumstance. Locally, the roster for this group of OSSTF teaching professionals averages more than 750 Occasional Teachers.
Local services and representation for this group of OSSTF Occasional Teachers are provided by an elected Bargaining Unit executive of their peers. The areas of service include but are not limited to collective bargaining, contract maintenance, communications, and professional development.
Susan Rab, the Bargaining Unit President and Grievance Officer, can be contacted by telephone at 613-729-7211 ext. 209 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Safety Documents
The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee posts all the necessary forms. All accidents should be reported to the school principal. Also send a copy to the OTBU Health & Safety Officer (see above). If you have questions, contact a member of your unit executive.
Occupational Health and Safety Concern Form, Employee Violent Incident Report (EVIR), and Safe Schools Incident Report (SSIR) are reported electronically in eBASE — click for INSTRUCTIONS.
Sick Leave Package, Accident Report Form, and WSIB Worker's Exposure Incident Form (asbestos) are available by clicking FORMS.
Health & Safety Reporting Guide
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Scholarships and Bursaries
OSSTF/FEESO provides many opportunities for members to receive help paying for various PD as outlined under each opportunity in this PDF.
Professional Development Fund
The Professional Development fund for OTs and LTOs provides up to $300 every two years to reimburse teachers for improving their professional practice. The PD fund can be used toward most any professional improvement endeavor including AQs/ABQs. Some examples have included first aid re-certification for a Phys Ed teacher and an education-related conference in Toronto. Pre-approval is required and original receipts must be submitted in order to access this fund. Check our regular newsletter for details.
President, Occasional Teachers Bargaining Unit
OSSTF District 25
Business: (613) 729-7211