Supervision / Recess / AGM

Hi Folks,

Well, to absolutely no one’s surprise, Stage 1 of our job action has not brought the government to their knees.

However, the meeting this morning with the Superintendent did bring one little surprise. The district has backed off their position of cancelling recess. It seems there may have been a little hyperbole involved with their call on Thursday afternoon. However, this is not quite universal in its application. Eagle View has fairly high levels of scheduled supervision. We did need to make some concessions with respect to scheduled supervision at Eagle View.
The district will use all available AO’s and excluded staff to cover scheduled supervision in the district. Woss school is the other exception to this understanding. There will be much more information about supervision and the rest of our job action at our Annual General Meeting tomorrow.
So, to be clear, other than a few teachers at Eagle View and Woss, no one should have any scheduled supervision tomorrow. The district is aware of this and they have a plan in place involving all AO’s and excluded staff.

The following is a link to the report from the bargaining table today. As I mentioned, we haven’t quite brought them to their knees yet.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 5:00 p.m at Eagle View Elementary. Supper will be served at 4:30 p.m.

This is a very important meeting for our union. We will elect next year’s executive and we will set the fee for next year.

As well, it is entirely possible the agenda will include a few little details about job action and the staffing process.

Hope everyone is able to make it.

Good luck folks. See you tomorrow.

Fred Robertson
Vancouver Island North Teachers’ Association