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F. Staff of NLTA

1. Appointment and Duties of Administrative Staff

  1. The appointment and responsibilities of the Administrative Staff are governed by the NLTA By-Laws.
  2. The Administrative Staff shall be appointed by the Executive and shall hold office until services are terminated as per the Collective Agreement.
  3. The Executive Director shall be responsible for all office work in connection with the normal business of the Association and shall supervise all administrative and office staff. They may be delegated to act for the Executive, if and when such action is necessary. They may, with the consent of the Chairperson, speak at any meeting called by the Association, but they may not vote on any question submitted.
  4. The Treasurer referenced within By-Law XIX. – Funds and Assets of the Association, will be the Manager of Corporate Services.

2. Employment Equity Within the Association

The NLTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. [Aug/20/19]

  1. The levels of the workforce of the Association for the purposes of this policy will be as follows:
    i) Senior Management
    ii) Senior Staff
    iii) Support Staff
  2. Education programs for all staff levels will be made available so that maximum advantage can be taken for promotional opportunities by all staff. [Aug/20/19]
  3. Advertisements at all levels and for all positions will clearly indicate the Association as an equal opportunity employer. [Aug/20/19]
  4. A package will be developed for those involved in hiring, training, and promotion to provide for non-biased interviewing techniques and to help facilitate the goal of employment equity. [Aug/20/19]
  5. Interviewing teams will contain representatives who may identify as being from various equity seeking groups where possible. [Aug/20/19]

3. All employees will be protected under the Workers’ Compensation Act. [June/8-9/84]

4. Occupational Health and Safety

Management of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association is vitally interested in its employees’ health and safety. Our objective is to protect our workers from injury and illness.

The NLTA, as the employer, is ultimately responsible for worker health and safety.

The NLTA is committed to taking every reasonable precaution for the protection of all workers and to uphold the requirements under the occupational health and safety legislation. To fulfill this commitment, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association will make every effort to provide and maintain a safe and healthy workplace by implementing an occupational health and safety program, adhering to acceptable industry standards and complying with occupational health and safety legislation. In keeping with this legislation, a healthy and safe workplace will be accomplished in consultation and cooperation with management and employees, in particular the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Team leaders will be held accountable for the health and safety of workers under their supervision. Responsibility includes ensuring that machinery and equipment are safe and that workplace practices are in compliance with established legislation, work practices and procedures. To protect their health and safety, workers must receive adequate and specific work task training.

Every worker must protect his/her own health and safety and the health and safety of other workers by working in compliance with the legislation and established workplace practices and procedures.

Contractors will be expected to operate according to the legislative requirements using best practices and following the NLTA policies and procedures regarding health and safety.

Health and safety is an integral part of this organization’s everyday business. It is in the best interest of all to join together and put into practice health and safety principles in all work activities.

This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis and revised as necessary. [Oct/15/04] [JC Nov/04] [2005 BGM]

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