Pink Shirt Day, Educators Financial,Community Outreach, Equity Survey

Coming this week…

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On Wednesday February 24, 2016 we encourage everyone to practice kindness, and wear a Pink Shirt, button, or pin to symbolize that OSSTF Members do not tolerate bullying.

Resources for Pink Shirt Day

Educator’s Financial – The OSSTF Advantage

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OSSTF Team raises $2200 in support of the Downtown Mission in the Coldest Night Of the Year

It may have actually been the warmest night of the year! It was a wonderful night on Saturday February 21st, the conditions were just right and OSSTF members laced up their shoes and walked 5km in support of the Downtown Mission. All funds raised will support programs and services for Windsor’s homeless at the Mission.  We look forward to seeing many of you next year!! What a great night

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Would you like to put together a team from your school/bargaining unit for a little competition? $50 minimum to be raised per bowler.
Come on out and Bowl for Kids Sake…every dollar you raise will support youth mentoring programs in your community! Feb 26 & 27 in the County, and March 4 & 5 in the City. Join us for a fun night out with family, friends, and coworkers all for a great cause. This event is also a fun and exciting team building or staff appreciation event! Register your team today here…http://bit.ly/1Z1UPLy . Unable to register a team? Consider making a general donation to the OSSTF-ESS team or one to a person you know….http://bit.ly/1TGlbDL

Provincial Standing Committees and Councils for 2016 / 2017

The application form for Provincial Standing Committees and Councils for 2016 / 2017 is now available on the OSSTF/FEESO website.

Provincial Standing Committees and Councils with vacancies in 2016 / 2017:
Certification Council / Certification Appeal Board
Collective Bargaining Committee
Comité des services en langue française
Communications / Political Action Committee
Educational Services Committee
Finance Committee
Health & Safety / Workplace Safety Insurance Act Committee
Human Rights Committee
Parliamentary and Constitution Council
Status of Women Committee
Members are encouraged to complete the application on-line rather than downloading the application. The on-line form has drown down boxes for quick data entry as well as automated features for submitting copies to both Provincial Office and local Provincial Councillors.
You can also go to the Provincial Council page to view additional information regarding Committees and Councils, including the Statement of Needs (PDF).
The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Applications received after that time will be considered late and applicants will only be considered for appointment if there are insufficient on-time applications for a specific committee or council.

TIPS FOR APPLICANTS

Member Participation Equity Survey

As part of the Member Participation Equity Survey, outlined in the 2014 Annual Action Plan, OSSTF is in the final stage of data collection with an online sample of members.

The Federation has asked the Vector Poll™ to conduct this random sample of members to complete a short, confidential survey.download

This information is to advise you that this invitation is being mailed to members last week and will be conducted over the new few weeks.

The survey results will help the Federation leaders better understand the members’ participation in the union and how members feel about Federation services.

OSSTF will receive only a summary of the opinions of members who fill out the survey. No individual’s opinions will be disclosed. The passcode is not linked to a member name when Vector Research counts the opinions.

The Vector Poll™ is a member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), the standards setting body for opinion research in Canada. The MRIA website is http://www.mria-arim.ca, where you can see the research industry privacy code.

 

 

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Author: Martha Hradowy

President of the Educational Support Staff Bargaining Unit District 9

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