APSSP Collective Agreement: What TCDsb Employees Need to Know
The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDsb) has recently reached a new collective agreement with the Association of Professional Student Services Personnel (APSSP). This agreement covers all TCDsb employees who are members of the APSSP, including guidance counsellors, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and psychologists, among others.
The APSSP collective agreement is an important document that outlines the rights, responsibilities, and working conditions of TCDsb employees. As a TCDsb employee who is a member of the APSSP, it is essential to understand the key provisions of this agreement. Here are some important things you need to know:
Salary and Benefits
The APSSP collective agreement sets out the salary schedules for employees, which are based on their level of experience and education. The agreement also outlines the various benefits that employees are entitled to, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and sick leave.
Hours of Work
The agreement specifies the normal working hours for APSSP employees, which are generally from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, there are provisions for flex-time and compressed work weeks, which allow employees to adjust their schedules to better meet their personal and professional needs.
TCDsb employees who are members of the APSSP are entitled to a minimum of four weeks of vacation time per year. This time can be taken in one block or divided into shorter periods, depending on the needs of the employee and the school.
Professional Development and Training
The APSSP collective agreement recognizes the importance of ongoing professional development and training for TCDsb employees. The agreement provides for regular opportunities for training and professional development, which can help employees stay current with the latest best practices and trends in their field.
Grievance and Arbitration
The APSSP collective agreement also includes provisions for resolving workplace disputes through a grievance and arbitration process. This process allows employees to file complaints or grievances related to their employment, and provides a mechanism for resolving these disputes in a fair and impartial manner.
In conclusion, the APSSP collective agreement is an essential document that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for TCDsb employees who are members of the APSSP. As a TCDsb employee, it is important to be familiar with the key provisions of this agreement in order to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly in the workplace.