As a result of the combining of the Provincial and Labrador West bargaining units, several gains from the 2020-2022 Labrador West Collective Agreement have been incorporated into the Provincial Collective Agreement. In particular, the following new provisions now apply to all NLTA members on a go forward basis:
Clause 7.05(b)(i) of the Provincial Collective Agreement shall now read as follows (changes appear in red):
- Teaching and learning assistants who have no previous teaching experience in the Province and teaching and learning assistants who have never been tenured with a School Board will be hired on a probationary contract until they have completed two (2) years’ service with the same School Board.
- (i) Probationary teaching and learning assistants who are in attendance for less than ninety-seven and one half (97.5) days in any one school year may be required to complete an additional year of service in order to complete the probationary period.
[previously 115 days, now the same for teachers and TLAs]
Clause 18.03 of the Provincial Collective Agreement shall now read as follows (changes appear in red):
- A teacher shall be granted leave with pay, not exceeding three (3) days in the aggregate in a school year to attend to the temporary care of a sick family member; needs related to the birth of the employee’s child; medical or dental appointments for dependent family members; meetings with child authorities or adoption agencies; needs related to the adoption or fostering of a child; or home or family emergencies.
[expansion in criteria for family leave]
- A teacher shall be granted leave with pay, not exceeding three (3) days in the aggregate in a school year, where the teacher or a person to whom the teacher is a parent or caregiver has been directly or indirectly subjected to, a victim of, impacted or seriously affected by family violence or witnessed family violence by
(i) a person who is or has been a family member;
(ii) a person who is or has been in an intimate relationship or who is living or has lived with the teacher;
(iii) a person who is the parent of a child with the teacher; or
(iv) a person who is or has been a caregiver to the teacher.
[new leave provision]
- An employee who wishes to take a leave of absence under this Clause may be required to provide the employer with reasonable verification of the necessity of the leave.
New letter of understanding in place:
LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING RE: EMPLOYER HOUSING
This is to confirm our understanding reached during negotiations that, in communities where the Employer owns and operates rental accommodations, first option in renting said accommodations shall be given to NLTA members.
If you have any questions on this matter, please contact the Association via firstname.lastname@example.org.