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2014 NLTA Election Information

   ELECTION DAY WAS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014      NLTA Election Information for the Election of President and Vice-President for 2015-17 ------  NLTA President and Vice-President Elected by Province-wide Vote    ------ read News Release...

2016 Candidates' Forum for Election of NLTA President and Vice-President

  space      ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016       Candidates' Forum for the Election of President and Vice-President for 2017-19 The Candidates' Forum took place during the Oct. 28-29 meeting of Joint Council in St. J...

2016 NLTA Election - Questions for Candidates

     ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016       NLTA ELECTION 2016 Questions and Answers Teachers are invited to email questions for the candidates running for the offices of NLTA President and Vice-President. The questions will be...

2016 NLTA Election Candidates List

      ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016       NLTA Election Information for the Election of President and Vice-President for 2017-19 Following are the names of the NLTA members in good standing who presented nomination papers ...

2016 NLTA Election Information

  space      DEAN INGRAM ELECTED NLTA PRESIDENT & TRENT LANGDON VICE-PRESIDENT  T NLTA Election Information Dean Ingram has been declared elected as the NLTA President and Trent Langdon as NLTA Vice-President. They both ...

2016 NLTA Election Results - Dec. 20, 2016

  NLTA Election Results for the Election of  Vice-President for 2017-19 December 20, 2016 Message to All Teachers on Election of NLTA Vice-President The NLTA Electoral Committee has reviewed and confirmed the results of the election for N...

2016 NLTA Election Results - Dec. 7, 2016

  NLTA Election Results for the Election of President and Vice-President for 2017-19 December 7, 2016 Message to All Teachers on Election of NLTA President and Vice-President The NLTA Electoral Committee has reviewed and confirmed the results ...

2018 NLTA Candidates List

      ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018       NLTA Election Information for the Election of President and Vice-President for 2019-21 Following are the names of the NLTA members in good standing who presented nomination papers...

2018 NLTA Election Information

  space NLTA Election Information for the Election of President and Vice-President for 2019-21 Dean Ingram has been elected as NLTA President and Trent Langdon as Vice-President. Read Memo .... All the election information...

2018 Provincial Budget

PROVINCIAL BUDGET 2018 INVEST IN OUR KIDS Below are links to the Budget 2018 information relating to education as well as pre-budget information from the NLTA. Your will also find our detailed submission to government where it outlines why now...

2019 Tentative Agreement Presentation

Click here to view the Provincial Contract 2016 - 2019 Tentative Agreement

2020 Candidates' Forum for Election of NLTA President and Vice-President

  Candidates' Forum for the Election of NLTA President and Vice-President for 2021-23 The Candidates' Forum took place during the November 7  meeting of Joint Council.  For your convenience, the video of the Forum has been broken down into separate se...

2021 Provincial Budget

PROVINCIAL BUDGET 2021 Below are links to the Budget 2021 information relating to education. Budget 2021 Highlights from the NLTA Media Release: NLTA Reacts to Budget 2021  Media Coverage: VOCM - Budget Calls for Big Changes to ...

Allan Bishop Award Nomination Form

The Allan Bishop Award Nomination Form Nominations must be received at NLTA Office by January 31st. This award was established to recognize outstanding service to NLTA at the provincial level. A maximum of one award may be presented each year...

Allergy Alert

Allergy Alert Employees at the NLTA office have severe allergies to scented products. Please do not wear scented products while visiting. Your cooperation is essential. Thank You. A message from the Occupational Health and Safety Committee of the...

Application for Exemption

March 29, 2019 Application for Exemption under s. 7 of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act As you are likely aware, many of our members have recently received notice that their personal information, including name, position and salary,...

Application for Exemption - FR

Application for Exemption under s. 7 of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act As you are likely aware, many of our members have recently received notice that their personal information, including name, position and salary, may be subject...

Article 01: Application of Agreement

ARTICLE 1:  APPLICATION OF AGREEMENT 1.01 This Agreement applies to and is binding upon the Association, the Teachers, the Government and the Boards Association, and the School Boards listed in Schedule “A”. ← back to Collective Agreement index ...

Article 02: Recognition

ARTICLE 2:  RECOGNITION 2.01 The Government, the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association and the School Boards recognize the Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for all teachers, as defined in paragraph (v) of Section (2) of ...

Article 03: Public Legislation

ARTICLE 3:  PUBLIC LEGISLATION 3.01 In the event that any law passed by the Legislature applying to teachers covered by this Agreement renders null and void any provision of this Agreement, the remaining provisions of the Agreement shall remain ...

Article 04: Representation on Committees of the Department of Education

ARTICLE 4:  REPRESENTATION ON COMMITTEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 4.01 The Association shall be granted representation on all standing advisory committees of the Department of Education including the Teacher Certification Committee, the Provincial ...

Article 05: School Board-Teacher Liaison Committee

ARTICLE 5:  SCHOOL BOARD-TEACHER LIAISON COMMITTEE 5.01 Unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties concerned, School Board-Teacher Liaison Committees shall be appointed as follows: for the Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de ...

Article 06: Employment of Teachers

ARTICLE 6:  EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS 6.01 Subject to Clauses 6.02, 6.09, 7.09, and 7.10, no person shall be employed or retained in a position to which this Collective Agreement applies unless that person is and continues to be the holder of a valid ...

Article 07: Probationary Period and Tenure

ARTICLE 7:  PROBATIONARY PERIOD AND TENURE 7.01 Teachers who have no previous teaching experience in the Province and teachers who have never been tenured with a School Board will be hired on a probationary contract until they have completed ...

Article 08: Notification of Vacancies and Promotion

ARTICLE 8:  NOTIFICATION OF VACANCIES AND PROMOTION 8.01 Subject to Clauses 9.11 and 9.12, all vacant teaching positions, except substitute and replacement positions, shall be posted on the Employer’s website for at least seven (7) calendar days. ...

Article 09: Layoffs

ARTICLE 9:  LAYOFFS 9.01 “Seniority” herein shall be determined on the basis of the total length of time employed as a teacher in Newfoundland and Labrador both before and after the signing date of this agreement. (Effective September 1, 1...

Article 10: Disciplinary Action

ARTICLE 10:  DISCIPLINARY ACTION 10.01 Subject to Clause 12.01(b), no teacher shall be suspended, dismissed, or otherwise disciplined except for just cause. 10.02 Any teacher who is suspended or dismissed shall be provided written notification ...

Article 11: Teacher Certification

ARTICLE 11:  TEACHER CERTIFICATION 11.01 Whenever it is decided by a School Board to recommend to the Teacher Certification Review Panel that the licence or certificate of a teacher should be suspended or cancelled, a notice in writing shall be ...

Article 12: Termination of Contracts

ARTICLE 12:  TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS 12.01 By the School Board A contract of employment including a term contract made between a School Board and a teacher may only be terminated: by giving three (3) months’ notice in writing by th...

Article 13: Transfer of Teachers

ARTICLE 13:  TRANSFER OF TEACHERS 13.01 A teacher may be transferred to a comparable position within the same community when it is deemed necessary but shall not be transferred from one community to another without the teacher’s consent. 13.02 A...

Article 14: Evaluation

ARTICLE 14:  EVALUATION 14.01 The prime purpose of evaluation shall be the increased effectiveness of personnel in improving instruction and the educational environment. 14.02 Subject to Clause 14.02(b), all evaluations, both formative ...

Article 15: Sick Leave

ARTICLE 15:  SICK LEAVE 15.01 A teacher is eligible for sick leave with pay when the teacher is unable to perform duties because of illness, injury or other disability provided the necessary sick leave credits have been accumulated and provided ...

Article 16: Injury on Duty

ARTICLE 16:  INJURY ON DUTY 16.01 A teacher who is unable to perform duties because of a personal injury received in the performance of those duties shall be entitled to receive benefits in accordance with the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation ...

Article 17: Maternity/Adoption/Parental Leave

ARTICLE 17:  MATERNITY/ADOPTION/PARENTAL LEAVE 17.01 Subject to Clause 17.03, Maternity/Adoption/Parental Leave shall be granted without pay for a period of up to fifty-eight and one half (58.5) continuous weeks when school is in session. ...

Article 18: Leaves in General

ARTICLE 18:  LEAVES IN GENERAL A.  Compassionate/Family Leave 18.01 A teacher shall be entitled to leave not exceeding three (3) days with pay in the case of the death of the teacher’s mother, father, or legal guardian, brother, sister, chi...

Article 19: Leave Without Pay

ARTICLE 19:  LEAVE WITHOUT PAY 19.01 Subject to Articles 9 and 29 and Clause 19.02, a teacher employed by a School Board may, upon request, be granted leave without pay for reasons deemed valid by the School Board; and on the teacher’s re...

Article 20: Educational Leave

ARTICLE 20:  EDUCATIONAL LEAVE 20.01 Subject to the other provisions of this Article, a teacher who has been employed in Newfoundland and Labrador as a teacher for five (5) years or more may be eligible for Educational Leave up to one (1) year. ...

Article 21: Salaries

ARTICLE 21:  SALARIES 21.01   The salaries and allowances paid to teachers shall be in accordance with Schedules “B” and “C”, which form an integral part of this Agreement. Notwithstanding Clause 21.01(a), teachers employed as teachi...

Article 22: Method of Payment

ARTICLE 22:  METHOD OF PAYMENT 22.01 Annual salary and where possible allowances shall be paid in twenty-six (26) equal installments. In a school year in which payment in accordance with Clause 22.02 would yield twenty-seven (27) pay periods, the ...

Article 23: Deductions

ARTICLE 23:  DEDUCTIONS 23.01 Government shall deduct from the pay of each teacher an amount equal to the regular dues of the Association. 23.02 Government shall remit the amounts deducted under Clause 23.01 to the Association not later than ...

Article 24: Isolation Allowance

ARTICLE 24:  ISOLATION ALLOWANCE 24.01 TEACHERS IN ISOLATED SETTLEMENTS: Every teacher teaching school in a settlement as described in this Article shall be paid the bonus set out opposite the description of that settlement as follows: TEACHERS ...

Article 25: Travel Allowances

ARTICLE 25:  TRAVEL ALLOWANCES 25.01 Subject to Clauses 25.01(b)(i) and 25.04(a) and (b), where in the course of duty, a teacher is required to travel on business for the School Board, the teacher shall be reimbursed for meals, lodging, ...

Article 26: Group Insurance

ARTICLE 26:  GROUP INSURANCE 26.01 In accordance with Clause 26.02, Government will contribute a portion of the premium rate for plan options currently contained in the basic portion of the NLTA Group Insurance Plan (Basic/Dependent Life, Accidental ...

Article 27: Superannuation of Teachers

ARTICLE 27:  SUPERANNUATION OF TEACHERS 27.01  The Government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association hereby acknowledge and agree that the Teachers’ Pension Plan shall be administered by the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation in acco...

Article 28: Length of the School Year

ARTICLE 28:  LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 28.01 (i) For salary purposes, the length of the school year shall be 190 teaching days comprised of 185 actual teaching days, three (3) paid holidays and two (2) non-teaching days to be scheduled ...

Article 29: Workload

ARTICLE 29:  WORKLOAD 29.01 There shall be consultation at the local level between teachers and their principals in determining the allocation to teachers of curricular and non-curricular duties. The workload of teachers will be distributed ...

Article 30: Class Size

ARTICLE 30:  CLASS SIZE 30.01 In the interest of education, and in order to promote effective teaching and learning conditions, the School Board will endeavour to establish class sizes appropriate to the teaching situation involved within regulatory ...

Article 31: Grievance Procedure

ARTICLE 31:  GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 31.01 A teacher may file a grievance against the School Board or the Department of Education in the manner prescribed herein on the teacher’s own behalf or on behalf of himself/herself and one or more teachers. ...

Article 32: Arbitration

ARTICLE 32:  ARBITRATION 32.01 Where a grievance has not been settled under the grievance procedure, or where there is a dispute as to whether the matter is arbitrable: the teacher with the written consent of the Association; or in ...

Article 33: Severance Pay

ARTICLE 33:  SEVERANCE PAY 33.01 (i) A teacher who has one (1) or more years of continuous service as a teacher in the Province as of March 31, 2018, is entitled to be paid severance pay equal to the amount obtained by multiplying the ...

Article 34: Loss or Damage to Teachers’ Personal Property or Equipment

ARTICLE 34:  LOSS OR DAMAGE TO TEACHERS’ PERSONAL PROPERTY OR EQUIPMENT 34.01 Subject to Clauses 34.01(b) and 34.01(c), where a teacher in the performance of his/her duty suffers any personal loss, and where such loss was not due to th...

Article 35: Protective Clothing

ARTICLE 35:  PROTECTIVE CLOTHING 35.01 Where protective clothing is necessary and routinely required to be worn, the School Board shall provide such clothing free of charge. 35.02 All clothing issued in accordance with this Article shall remain ...

Article 36: Positions of Administrative Responsibility

ARTICLE 36:  POSITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY 36.01 A tenured teacher appointed to the position of Principal, Vice-Principal, Program Specialist or Department Head, may be required by the School Board to serve a probationary ...

Article 37: Term Contracts

ARTICLE 37:  TERM CONTRACTS 37.01 A Board shall enter into a term contract with a teacher only when: the teacher is replacing a teacher on leave; or the teacher is hired to fill, for the balance of that school year, a vacancy which ...

Article 38: Individual Teacher Contracts

ARTICLE 38:  INDIVIDUAL TEACHER CONTRACTS 38.01 No provision of an individual teacher contract shall contravene any Article of this Collective Agreement. ← back to Collective Agreement index

Article 39: Management Rights

ARTICLE 39:  MANAGEMENT RIGHTS 39.01 Except as specifically abridged, delegated or modified by this Agreement, management functions, rights and powers now existing are recognized by the Association as being retained by the School Boards and the ...

Article 40: Strikes and Lockouts

ARTICLE 40:  STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS 40.01 During the term of this Agreement, there shall be no strikes, suspension or slowdown of work by the Association or members thereof. There shall be no lockout of teachers during the term of this Agreement. ...

Article 41: Amendment by Mutual Consent

ARTICLE 41:  AMENDMENT BY MUTUAL CONSENT 41.01 Any provision of this Agreement, other than the provision relating to the duration of the Agreement, may be amended by mutual consent of the parties to the Agreement. ← back to Collective Agreement in...

Article 42: Definitions

ARTICLE 42:  DEFINITIONS 42.01 In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires: “Assistant Director” means Assistant Director appointed pursuant to the Schools Act, 1997. “Day” means teaching day. “Director” means a Dire...

Article 43: Duration of Agreement

ARTICLE 43:  DURATION OF AGREEMENT 43.01 This Agreement shall be in effect for a term beginning September 1, 2016 and ending on August 31, 2022 and shall be automatically renewed thereafter for successive periods of one (1) year unless either party ...

Article 44: Status of the President

ARTICLE 44:  STATUS OF THE PRESIDENT 44.01 A teacher elected to the office of President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association or President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation shall be granted leave without pay to fill such offi...

Article 45: Successor Rights

ARTICLE 45:  SUCCESSOR RIGHTS 45.01 In the event that a School Board absorbs another School Board or part of another School Board, or two (2) School Boards join to form one (1) Board, the teachers so affected will, subject to Article 9, continue ...

Article 46: Teacher Exchange and Secondment

ARTICLE 46:  TEACHER EXCHANGE AND SECONDMENT A.  Exchange Within the Board 46.01 With the mutual agreement of any two (2) teachers and the School Board concerned, teacher exchange may take place within that Board. Exact terms and duration t...

Article 47: Administration of Medication and Health Support Procedures

ARTICLE 47:  ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AND HEALTH SUPPORT PROCEDURES 47.01 All School Boards shall develop and maintain policies relating to the administration of medication, medical procedures, and physical procedures for/to students. Such policy ...

Article 48: Labrador Benefits

ARTICLE 48:  LABRADOR BENEFITS 48.01 The provisions of the Labrador Benefits Agreement as outlined in Schedule I shall be fully applicable to teachers in Labrador.  48.02 Teachers employed in isolated areas of Labrador shall receive the greater o...

Article 49: Substitute Teachers

ARTICLE 49:  SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS 49.01 The rate of pay for substitute teachers shall be based on qualifications and service in accordance with the salary scales in Schedule B, for periods of substitution for the same regular teacher of less than ...

Article 50: Allowances

ARTICLE 50:  ALLOWANCES 50.01 The allowances for principals, vice-principals, program specialists, department heads, guidance counsellors, educational psychologists, specialist teachers under Clause 50.07(a), and sole charge teachers shall be based ...

Article 51: Deferred Salary Leave Plan

ARTICLE 51:  DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE PLAN 51.01 Eligibility Any teacher having tenure with a School Board is eligible to participate in the Plan. 51.02 Application A teacher must make written application to the Director on or ...

Article 52: Distribution of Work

ARTICLE 52:  DISTRIBUTION OF WORK 52.01 This agreement recognizes the classifications which include, but shall not be limited to: (i) Principal (ii) Vice-Principal (iii) Program Specialist (iv) Department Head (v) Guidance Counsellor (vi) ...

Article 53: Relocation Expenses

ARTICLE 53:  RELOCATION EXPENSES 53.01 A teacher who is required by the Employer to relocate from one geographic location to another as a result of a consolidation of School Boards or reassignment due to redundancy shall, on the submission of a ...

Article 54: Position Sharing

ARTICLE 54:  POSITION SHARING 54.01 Position sharing denotes an arrangement whereby two (2) teachers share the duties and responsibilities of one (1) teaching position. 54.02 Any full-time tenured teacher in the employ of the School Board may ...

Article 55: Employee Assistance Program

ARTICLE 55:  EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 55.01 Without detracting from the existing rights and obligations of the parties recognized in other provisions of this Agreement, the Employer and the Association agree to co-operate in encouraging employees ...

Article 56: Redundancy Provisions

ARTICLE 56:  REDUNDANCY PROVISIONS 56.01 All teachers who are declared redundant and who are not reassigned in accordance with Article 9, shall be eligible for a redundancy benefit as outlined in the table below: REDUNDANCY BENEFIT Service ...

Article 57: Discrimination and Intimidation

ARTICLE 57:  DISCRIMINATION AND INTIMIDATION 57.01 The School Boards agree that there will be no discrimination or coercion exercised or practised by it with respect to any employee by reason of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, social origin, ...

Article 58: Harassment

ARTICLE 58:  HARASSMENT 58.01 The Boards and the Association recognize the right of all teachers to work in an environment free from harassment and shall work together to ensure that harassment is actively discouraged. All reported incidents of ...

ASK NLTA

Ask the NLTA Do you have a question about Programs and Services or need information on another particular topic? You can email any one of our staff or send your question to the general mailbox by filling out the form below. Your email will be ...

Ask the NLTA

Ask the NLTA Do you have a question about Programs and Services or need information on another particular topic? You can email any one of our staff or send your question to mail@nlta.nl.ca . You may also submit your question by filling out the...

Association Fees

Association Fees Full-time and substitute teachers pay dues of 1.25 percent of gross salary earned. Parenthood Leave In order for teachers to maintain membership and benefits while on parenthood leave, the fee is $5.00 per month...

Award Winners

Award Winners Below you will find a list of Award Winners with the NL Teachers' Association. Click on the award title to view a list of the recipients for that award. NLTA AWARDS •   Allan Bishop Award • ...

Awards, Programs, Funds & Scholarships

Awards, Programs, Funds & Scholarships The awards, programs, funds and scholarships of the Association are designed to assist teachers with their personal, professional and informational needs. Below are links to the Association's Awards and Professional...

Bancroft Award Nomination Form

Bancroft Award Nomination Form    Deadline for Nominations is January 31     The Bancroft Award has been established to recognize outstanding service at the branch level. A maximum of three awards may be presented each year and awards are open to a...

Bargaining Briefs

In accordance with NLTA policy, regular communication will be provided to members by way of periodic updates on the status of the collective bargaining process. Below are the Bargaining Briefs which have been published from this current round of...

Barnes Award Nomination Form

Barnes Award Nomination Form Nominations must be received by the Association by January 31. The Barnes Award has been established to recognize outstanding professional development services provided at the Special Interest Council level. A maximum...

Beginning Teachers Conference

Conference for Beginning Teachers When numbers warrant, the NLTA, in collaboration with the school districts, Memorial University and the Department of Education, holds a conference for teachers in their first year of teaching. This usually takes place...

Beginning Teachers Conference 2019-20

A Conference for Beginning Teachers The Journey Begins St. John’s Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 Labrador Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 Did you begin teaching in September 2018 or later and are still in a...

Beginning/Early Career Teachers

Beginning/Early Career Teachers Don't Forget to Request Your Membership Card. Be sure and complete the Member Information form and then proceed to fill out the  NLTA Membership Card Request Form . PLEASE NOTE: Membership Cards are ordered at the ...

BES - A. Collective Bargaining

A. Collective Bargaining 1. Bargaining Agent The NLTA is the appropriate bargaining agent for all teachers, as defined in Paragraph v of Section 2 of the Schools Act, 1997, who are employed with a school board or private school in Newfoundland ...

BES - AA. Educational Finance

AA. Educational Finance 1. General a) Every Canadian has a right to quality education and is, therefore, entitled to participate in a series of educational experiences which enable them to develop their potential. b) Funds allocated to education ...

BES - B. Job Actions

B. Job Actions 1. Job Actions by Teachers The Newfoundland Teacher (Collective Bargaining) Act, 1973, outlines under Section 31 conditions precedent to certain actions, namely, with reference to the Association, the sequence of events which must...

BES - BB. Teacher Allocations and Declining Enrolments

BB. Teacher Allocations and Declining Enrolments 1. Consolidation of schools should only be encouraged and promoted where such consolidation would be beneficial to the academic and social development of the students involved. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] ...

BES - C. Contracts With School Boards

C. Contracts with School Boards Teachers are advised not to sign contracts with any school board until these contracts have first been approved by the NLTA. Every teacher shall sign an individual contract with the school board which operates...

BES - CC. Employment Equity

CC. Employment Equity NLTA views employment equity as a positive process leading to full equality between men and women in all aspects of education and employment. NLTA recognizes that an employment equity program is one which translates ...

BES - D. Grievance and Arbitration Cases

D. Grievance and Arbitration Cases 1. The NLTA office advices members not to resign under pressure, but to contact the NLTA office. Procedures governing the appointment and dismissal of teachers, and grievance and arbitration procedures available ...

BES - DD. Corporate/School Partnerships

DD. Corporate/School Partnerships Philosophically the NLTA is opposed to corporate/school partnerships. However, where they do exist, such partnerships must be based on sound educational principles, built on trust and mutual respect between the contracting ...

BES - E. Group Insurance

E. Group Insurance The NLTA shall provide a group insurance plan consisting of life, accidental death and dismemberment, health, dental, critical illness, long-term disability and out-of-province medical insurance to all members who qualify under ...

BES - EE. Programs and Curricula from Corporate Sources

EE. Programs and Curricula from Corporate Sources 1. Programs/Curricula Offered Within the Instructional Day The NLTA believes that programs or curricula promoted by private enterprise, which have not been authorized by the Department of Education, ...

BES - F. Legal Assistance

F. Legal Assistance 1. The basic aim of legal assistance is to render professional or legal service to NLTA members. [Nov/28/14] [2015 BGM] 2. Procedure a) All requests for legal assistance must be made to administrative staff in Programs and...

BES - FF. Construction, Renovation and Physical Conditions of School Buildings

FF. Construction, Renovation and Physical Conditions of School Buildings 1. General Guidelines a) A planning committee shall be appointed prior to the beginning of the planning and design stages with equal representation from school board, teaching ...

BES - G. Pre-Retirement Counselling

G. Pre-Retirement Counselling 1. The NLTA will make provision for an ongoing program of pre-retirement counselling through the involvement of Program and Services staff in branch workshops, branch meetings, and small group sessions as requested. Elements...

BES - GG. Child Abuse

GG. Child Abuse NLTA accepts the view that child abuse is a complex and inherent problem of society. NLTA accepts as a definition of child abuse according to the Harvard Review, Vol. 43, No. 4, November 1973: "A situation in which a child ...

BES - H. Pensions

H. Pensions 1. General A teacher's pension is an earned right to be exercised after specified conditions of length of service have been met. A teacher's pension should be sufficient to allow the teacher to live in dignity and in a manner...

BES - HH. Harassment

HH. Harassment Harassment exists when a person acts to irritate, distress, humiliate, or torment another. It may occur only once or on many occasions, and it takes both verbal and non-verbal forms. Harassment of a sexual nature is unsolicited, one-sided...

BES - I. Salaries and Allowances

I. Salaries and Allowances 1. Salaries The basic salary scale shall be based on experience and qualifications only. This implies that there shall be no salary differences based on such factors as differences in grades or subject areas taught,...

BES - J. Summer/Night School and Supplementary Exam Compensation

J. Summer/Night School and Supplementary Exam Compensation 1. Night/Summer School Instruction a) Teachers Teachers shall be compensated on the basis of $30 per hour of instruction time. Examination setters shall be selected from the ...

BES - K. Human Rights of Teachers

K. Human Rights of Teachers We, the teachers of Newfoundland, and Labrador, denounce and deplore the use of violent repression against teachers and their organizations. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] [2009 BGM] We affirm that it is the right ...

BES - L. Substitute Teachers

L. Substitute Teachers 1. Substitute Teacher Pay a) The Association is to vigorously defend against a deterioration of the rate of pay for substitute teachers so that we can continue to attract and retain qualified and competent substitute teachers...

BES - M. Government/School Boards General Liability Insurance Policy

M. Government/School Boards General Liability Insurance Policy In the event that an insurance adjuster requests a statement from a teacher concerning an incident which involved the teacher, the teacher, in every case, should be advised by one or ...

BES - N. Medication/Medical Treatment/Health Support Procedures

M. Medication/Medical Treatment/Health Support Procedures 1. All school aged children have a right to attend school regardless of special health support needs which they may need during school hours providing their condition does not expose other ...

BES - O. Part-Time Teaching

O. Part-Time Teaching 1. Part-time teaching is defined as regular paid employment carried out during time periods that are distinctly shorter than normal. It may or may not be related to the concept of job-sharing. 2. A part-time teaching assignment ...

BES - P. Teacher Workload

P. Teacher Workload 1. Instructional Day a) The student instructional day as legislated should be strictly adhered to and recess periods should be excluded from this instructional time. The Schools Act should ensure consistency in length of the ...

BES - Q. Teacher Participation In Volunteer Food Programs

Q. Teacher Participation In Volunteer Food Programs 1. Definition A volunteer food program is a program whereby meals are provided without charge to students, prior to school opening or during lunch period, by a school board and/or some other ...

BES - R. School Board Consolidation

R. Teacher Participation In Volunteer Food Programs NLTA will seek to obtain the following provision in the Collective Agreement for all teachers whose previous school board was partitioned by the new school board boundaries established under the ...

BES - S. Auxiliary Personnel in Schools

S. Auxiliary Personnel in Schools 1. The term "auxiliary personnel" refers to those other than teachers, as defined in the NLTA Act, who function in a supportive role to teachers in the schools and who are neither paid nor hold contracts with a school ...

BES - T. Student Assistants

T. Student Assistants A student assistant is a person who is employed in a school to assist with student-specific needs as identified by the student support services team; including such needs as personal care, portering, lifting, and behaviour...

BES - U. School Preparedness

U. School Preparedness 1. The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association believes that the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through the Department of Education and the school boards, is responsible for ensuring that all school facilities a...

BES - V. Transfer of Teachers

V. Transfer of Teachers 1. A teacher may be transferred to a comparable position within the same community when it is deemed necessary but shall not be transferred from one community to another without the teacher’s consent. Any transfer may be ma...

BES - W. Hiring of Teachers

W. Hiring of Teachers In filling vacant positions in accordance with Clause 6.03 of the Provincial Collective Agreement, the following shall apply: 1. a) Positions for the subsequent school year that are known to be vacant by April 15, the school...

BES - X. Teacher Stress

X. Teacher Stress The NLTA will provide to the membership information on the identification of the symptoms of stress, suggestions for remediation, and the availability of support agencies, including professional workshops and employee assistance ...

BES - Y. Cyberconduct and Cyberbullying

Y. Cyberconduct and Cyberbullying 1. Definitions a) Appropriate cyberconduct involves a set of guidelines for behaving appropriately online including all forms of electronic communication. In an educational setting, examples of appropriate cyberconduct ...

BES - Z. Financial Planning Sessions and Full-Day Financial Information Seminars

Z. Financial Planning Sessions and Full-Day Financial Information Seminars 1. The NLTA will make provision for an ongoing program of financial planning sessions and financial information seminars through the involvement of Programs and Services staff ...

Better Together: Report of the Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL 2015-16

BETTER TOGETHER: Report of the Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL 2015-16 During the fall of 2015 the NLTA created a Panel on the Status of Public Education in Newfoundland and Labrador. This panel has gathered data for a report titled "BETTER...

Biennial General Meeting 2019 of the NL Teacher's Association

 space BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 Invest In Our Kids April 23 – 26, 2019 Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s NL The Biennial General Meeting of the NL Teachers’ Association will take place from April 23-26, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in St....

Biennial General Meeting 2021 of the NL Teacher's Association

Biennial General Meeting 2021 Navigating the New Normal April 7-8, 2021 The Biennial General Meeting of the NL Teachers’ Association will take place virtually from April 7-8, 2021 . The theme for BGM 2021 is N avigating the New Normal .  ....

Biography - Denise Pike

Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL Denise Pike Denise Pike has consistently been a champion for the cause of public education in Newfoundland and Labrador since the late 1990s, advocating tirelessly for the necessary resources, personnel...

Biography - Dr. Kirk Anderson

Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL Dr. Kirk Anderson Dr. Kirk Anderson is the dean of the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Anderson holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in science and education from...

Biography - James Dinn

Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL James Dinn Jim has been a teacher for over 34 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University and a Masters of Education from Mount St. Vincent University. Jim...

Biography - Steve Brooks

Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL Steve Brooks Steve Brooks was appointed to the position of Assistant Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association on August 1, 2013. He has worked with the NLTA since 2008 a...

Branch Audit of Operating Accounts Form

Branch Audit of Operating Accounts Form GUIDELINES GOVERNING REBATE TO BRANCHES The Association has adopted certain guidelines and policies in order to assist the Finance Committee in allocating discretionary funds equitably among the branches. [EXPAND...

Branch Elections

Branch Elections Providing for the smooth transition of branch executive offices from year to year is an important and necessary function of the branch. To this end, the branch should have in place a Nominating Committee. This committee should be...

Branch Information Seminars

Branch Information Seminars Every school and school district office in the province has an NLTA school representative who is elected or appointed at the school level to assist branches with the operation of branch functions. The NLTA maintains contact ...

Branch Operations Manual (revised June 2021)

BRANCH OPERATIONS MANUAL Branch Operations Branch Operations Overview Branch Visitation/Executive Contacts The Role of Branch Committees Model Branch By-Laws Overview Model Branch By-laws Substitute Teachers: Branch Registration...

Branch Operations Manual (revised Oct 2020)

{{CODEBranchOPerationsSearch}} BRANCH OPERATIONS MANUAL 2020-21 [ivory-search id="39168" title="Branch Operations Search"] Branch Operations Branch Operations Overview Forms for Collecting Branch Information: Preliminary Branch Registration...

Branch Operations Overview

Branch Operations Overview The main focus of the Branch Operations program is the providing of services to teachers through the Association's local branch structure. This involves all aspects of branch organization as well as many membership services...

Branch Registration of Substitute Teachers

Branch Registration of Substitute Teachers The following is present NLTA policy on registration of substitute teachers and membership rebates to branches for same: All substitute teachers should register either with the branch where they reside...

Branch Request for Additional Funding Form

Branch Request for Additional Funding Additional funding to branches is governed by the policy on branch financing found in the Branch Operations Manual . Requests for additional funding are directed to the Finance and Property Committee through the...

Branch Structure of the NLTA

Our 47 Branches Explanation of NLTA Branch Structure Branches or locals were a fairly late development for the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. In the early years and right up to the mid-thirties, the teachers who paid a membership...

Branch Visitation/Executive Contacts

Branch Visitation/Executive Contacts The NLTA operates a Branch Visitation/Executive Contact program whereby each member of the Provincial Executive is assigned responsibility for three to five branches throughout the year. Executive/Branch Contact...

Branches of the NL Teachers' Association

Branches of the NLTA The 47 branches of the NLTA form the framework that holds the Association together. Branches give members the opportunity to have input into the operation of the Association in formal ways, such as through the election of delegates a...

Brochures / Pamphlets

Information Brochures Below is a list of brochures and pamphlets that are available only to teachers and parents in Newfoundland and Labrador. To order copies contact Michelle LaMarche at 726-3223 or 1-800-563-3599 ext. 227. Child Maltreatment...

Bulletin Submission Guidelines

The Bulletin Submission Guidelines The Bulletin is published five times a year during the school year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association and has a circulation of approximately 5,000. Distribution is mainly to teachers i...

Bulletin Test Page (May 2020)

Up Front from the President And it’s a great day to be alive I know the sun’s still shining When I close my eyes There’s some hard times in the neighborhood But why can’t every day be just this good. ~ Travis Tritt N one of us woul...

Candidates for NLTA President and Vice-President 2021-23

Candidates for President 2021-23: DEREK DROVER, Gaultois (member of Seagaulher Branch) • Derek Drover for NLTA President video • Election Poster • My Commitment to You video • Derek Drover: Put Education First! • Derek Drover fo...

Centennial Study Award

Centennial Study Award Purpose The study awards are awarded to teachers on an annual basis to support the continuing professional development of certified teachers in the province. At least two awards, valued at $2,500 each, will be presented each...

Changes to the Teachers' Pension Plan

Changes to the Teachers' Pension Plan On April 15, 2019, the Teachers’ Pensions Act, 2018 was proclaimed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and officially came into force. As a result, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Plan Tex...

Checklist for an Effective Meeting

Checklist for an Effective Meeting Essentials For Effective Meetings Well publicized Members are greeted by branch executive person Convene on time Good opening (warm-up) Well planned agenda (prioritized) Clear roles (leader,...

Class Size Counts Campaign

Class Size Counts: Now…More Than Ever Media Release: Class Size and Composition Count: Now…More Than Ever (December 8, 2021) Memo to NLTA Members (December 8, 2021) Class Size Counts downloadable images:

CO - A. Communications Policy

A. Communications Policy 1. Goals a) To enhance image of the Association and support quality education in this province. [May/27-28/05] [JC Nov/05] [2007 BGM] b) To enhance the image of teachers while providing motivation and inspiration. ...

CO - B. Publications

B. Publications 1. Publication Guidelines All publications of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, whether published by the Association as a whole or by a sub-group of the Association, are subject to the following guidelines: a)...

CO - C. Printing Priorities

C. Printing Priorities In order that Printing Services may operate in an efficient manner with minimal overtime work, the following policies will apply: 1. Regular Publications a) The Presidential Update and items required by Executive shall...

CO - D. Public Relations

D. Public Relations NLTA develops and conducts its public relations and communications programs to achieve clearly defined goals and objectives in keeping with the intent to enhance the image of the Association and its members and support quality education...

CO - E. Political Action

E. Political Action 1. Subject to NLTA By-Laws, the Association supports the right of each of its members to participate in the democratic process of our society, to be active in any political party of their choice, and to seek and hold public office. [Dec/4/20] ...

CO - F. Education Week

F. Education Week 1. The goal of Education Week is to focus public attention on education, the educational system, educational issues, and educational accomplishments. [June/10-11/88] [1989 AGM] 2. To achieve the goal of Education Week, emphasis ...

CO - G. Release of Membership Information

G. Release of Membership Information 1. Information on teachers such as name, position, school address, certificate level, and teaching experience will be released only to those individuals who, by working in conjunction with the Association, would...

CO - H. Privacy

H. Privacy The NLTA understands the importance of its members’ privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. The NLTA is committed to protecting privacy in its collective use and distribution of personal information. The following outlines ho...

CO - I. Audio-Video Recording of NLTA Meetings

I. Audio-Video Recording of NLTA Meetings For specific purposes (e.g. audio recording of BGM), the Association may require an audio and/or video record of a particular meeting or may permit accredited media to record a portion of a meeting. No other...

CO - J. Environmental Policy

J. Environmental Policy The NLTA will: minimize waste by recycling materials whenever possible and practical or by using electronic means when possible. [Oct/23&25/14] [2015 BGM] use appropriate disposal methods for electronic equipment,...

Coalition Responses from Political Parties

The following are responses to questions posed by the Senior's Coalition to the three major political parties in Newfoundland and Labrador re Election 2021 issues: Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland...

Collective Agreement 2016-2022

NLTA Provincial Collective Agreement Effective September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2022 Article 1: Application of Agreement  Article 2: Recognition  Article 3: Public Legislation Article 4: Representation on Committees of the  Department of ...

Collective Agreements

Collective Agreements The NLTA operates two collective agreements – the Provincial Agreement and the Labrador West Agreement – including negotiation and administration of these agreements. The Labrador West Agreement is between the teachers of ...

Communication with Substitute Teachers

Communication with Substitute Teachers   Introduction Because substitutes have a choice regarding the branch in which they wish to become a member, branches are required to contact each substitute whose name they submit as a branch member. During ...

Community Funding/Sponsorship/Donation Request

Community Funding/Sponsorship/Donation Request Complete Form

Confidentiality Notice

Confidentiality Notice This email communication and any accompanying document is intended only for the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable...

CONTACT

CONTACT Conference on New Techniques and Classroom Teaching (CONTACT) is a joint project of the teacher associations of the Atlantic provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA), Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), New Brunswick T...

Contact / Ask The NLTA

Contact / Ask The NLTA ASK A QUESTION - Send us your question. Please Note: Your email will be confidential and answered in a timely manner. CONTACT US - View our contact information which also includes a map of our location....

Contact Us

Contact Us Our mailing address is: Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John's, NL A1B 1W1 Telephone: (709) 726-3223 or 1 800 563-3599 (toll-free in province) Fax: (709) 726-4302 or 1 877 711-6582...

Copyright Resources

Copyright Information Copyright Decision Tool   Copyright, Fair Dealing and The Classroom (PowerPoint Slides)   Copyright and Fair Dealing for Teachers -- Article from the March/April 2018 issue of The Bulletin   Copyright...

Council of Special Services of the NLTA

Council of Special Services, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador's special services teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA...

COVID-19 CSFP Information

CSFP Information • Le masque à nouveau obligatoire, dès ce soir minuit- mise à jour 17 septembre • Covid-19: quelles mesures selon que le risque soit faible ou élevé ? CSFP Information from the 2020-21 School Year

COVID-19 General Information

General Information Safe Kids/Protégeons nos enfants  (activities to support emergency remote teaching and learning as well as mental health resources) NEW NL Govt. News Release: Schools to Reopen for Teachers But Remain Closed for Students; Up...

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Information re COVID-19 NLTA Information NLESD Information CSFP Information

COVID-19 NLESD Information

NLESD Information Based on the Newfoundland and Labrador Back to School Plan , all schools will return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year with health and safety measures in place. The following information is guiding the NLESD...

COVID-19 NLTA Information

NLTA Information Please be advised that the NLTA building at 3 Kenmount Road is open to visitors.  Non-medical masks are not required for staff and visitors while inside the NLTA building.  Public Health continues to recommend masking when physical d...

COVID-19 Update - What We Know So Far (March 16, 2020)

COVID-19 Update – What We Know So Far March 16, 2020 Classes suspended indefinitely, effective today, Monday, March 16, 2020. Tuesday, March 17 will be a planning day. Schools will be open for teachers only to work on planning for the short-term t...

COVID-19 Wellness and Mental Health Resources

The NLTA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinators are available through telephone and email to serve teachers and provide support during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Please reach out to EAP with your needs and questions at this time. Kenda...

CSFP COVID-19 Information 2020-21 School Year

L'école virtuelle se poursuit pour les écoles M-12 à Saint-Jean jusqu'au 15 mars 2021/Virtual learning continues for école des Grands Vents and l'école Rocher-du-Nord, until March 15, 2021  (le 26 février 2021) Suspension de l'enseignement de la ...

Deadline Passed

The deadline for this program has passed.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Blind and Visually Impaired SIC

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Blind and Visually Impaired Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that provides a collective voice and future professional growth for itinerants who work with students...

Des medias sociaux

Êtes-vous ciblé par des commentaires inappropriés sur les réseaux sociaux ? Quelques conseils de base pour les enseignantes et les enseignants Les incidents où des parents, des élèves et d'autres personnes ciblent et harcèlent des enseignants et des a...

Developing Successful Schools Institute (DSS)

Developing Successful Schools Institute (DSS) This leadership institute for school/district administrators, teachers and other educators is held in July of each year at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. It is a joint project of...

Disclaimers

DISCLAIMERS Website The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on the NLTA website, however, it makes no guarantee that the information is error-free. The NLTA website...

Discount List

Teacher Discount Program To make searching more convenient, discount items are sortable by either category or location. {{CODEDiscountFilter}} {{CODESortAccomodation}} {{CODESortLocation}} Category Company Location Discount Offer...

Discount Program for Teachers

Discount Program for Teachers Don't Forget to Request Your Membership Card. You will be required to show your NLTA Membership card to obtain most of the discounts. Click on the image of the Membership Card to fill out a Request Form. Please Note:...

EAP - A. General

A. General There are health and behavioural problems which have a potentially serious impact upon the lives of those members so afflicted and, in turn, their families and their job performance. This is true whether the problem is one of physical, mental,...

EAP - B. Membership Assistance

B. Membership Assistance Funding for membership assistance under the Employee Assistance Program, within the Programs and Services budget, may be used for, but not be limited to, the following: 1. Assisting members enrolled in the Employee Assistance...

EAP Resources

COVID-19 Wellness and Mental Health Resources Starling Minds offers free access to a limited range of programming designed specifically to help with managing the uncertainty, stress and anxiety many are facing every day due to the COVID-19...

Education Week 2017

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION » Fill out online or » Print Form [Deadline has passed ] space S POSTERS »» English version »» French version space S • Proclamation includes English & French wording spaceS • Song...

Education Week 2017 Resources

POSTERS »» English version »» French version space S • Proclamation includes English & French wording spaceS • Song / Music Score space S • "Dart Outdoors" Day - School Sports NL spaceS • Resources Educati...

Education Week 2018

Education Week February 11-17, 2018 Believe and Achieve: Je crois en moi, je réussis! ceS • Poster pace S • Proclamation includes English & French wording pace S • Reso...

Education Week 2022

Social Media Contest NLTA/MUN Faculty of Education 100th Anniversary Student Art Contest (Deadline: March 21) Resources Education Week Logos Proclamations (downloadable) English   French For m...

Education Week 2022 Resources

  Education Week 2022 A Place to Grow/Un espace pour s’épanouir Resources for Teachers   The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association is holding Education Week 2022 from March 14-18 with the theme A Place to Grow/Un espa...

Education Week Archives

Education Week Archives INTRODUCTION Education Week has always been about celebrating education and the importance of learning. It can be an enriching experience for students, teachers and parents. All teachers are encouraged to continue to...

Education Week Certificates of Appreciation Order Form

Education Week January 17-23, 2021 3Rs: Renew. Refresh. Reconnect. 3R: Recommencer. Revivifier. Renouer. CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION/BOOKMARKS/STICKERS  ORDER FORM D   DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18, 2020  9

Education Week Jan 17-23, 2021

Education Week January 17-23, 2021 3Rs: Renew. Refresh. Reconnect. 3R: Recommencer. Revivifier. Renouer. Education Week Message from NLTA President Dean Ingram Education Week Contest Video Education Week 2021...

Education Week Logos

EDUCATION WEEK 2022 downloadable images: EDUCATION WEEK LOGO The four blocks symbolize the foundation of either a building or of learning. They represent both a solid foundation as well as the traditional blocks that most children are familiar...

Education Week March 3-9, 2019

Education Week March 3-9, 2019 Go The Extra Mile: Aller plus loin Certificates of Appreciation / Bookmarks Order Form Order Deadline has Passed pace S Media Release pace S School Sports NL "Dart...

Education Week March 8-14, 2020

Education Week March 8-14, 2020 20/20 Vision • Vision 20/20 Education Week Resource Booklet   (print pdf of 20/20 Vision Writing Activity Sheet ) Education Week 20/20 Vision Contest (signs to use when posting du...

Education Week Promotional Items/Prizes for Students

  Education Week 2022 March 14-18 A Place to Grow/Un espace pour s’épanouir Education Week Promotional Items/Prizes for Students Deadline: February 9, 2022  All Education Week items are FREE! All schools/classes that are pla...

Educational Leave Applications

Educational Leave Applications 2022-23 Deadline: January 14, 2022 Educational Leave Application 2022-2023 (NLESD) Demande de congé d'études payé 2022-2023 (CSFP)  

Effective Branch Operations

Effective Branch Operations The formal structure and responsibilities of a branch merely provide the foundation and the framework for its effective operation. The effectiveness of a branch is determined by how its members, especially the executive...

Effective Conduct of Branch Meetings

Effective Conduct of Branch Meetings The branch meeting is the forum at which your branch business is conducted. Since teachers are often involved in various organizations and activities which make demands on their free time, an effort must be made...

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for members is a jointly sponsored effort between NLTA, the provincial government, and the School Boards Association. It is a supportive program to provide teachers with assistance for...

Employee Assistance Program - Client Forms

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CLIENT FORMS The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for teachers is a jointly sponsored effort between NLTA, the provincial government, and the School Boards Association. It is in place to assist teachers who may be experiencing...

Employee Assistance Program - Costs

Employee Assistance Program What About the Costs? Counselling There are no costs to the teacher in seeking the assistance of an EAP coordinator. However, when a referral is arranged for a teacher, there are costs for counselling (averaging $85.00-$150.00...

Employee Assistance Program - Information

Employee Assistance Program Information For confidential assistance contact EAP Coordinator Kenda Riggs (ext. 265) or Kathy Taylor-Rogers (ext. 242). EAP SERVICES AVAILABLE In general, the services offered through EAP include two components: c...

Employee Assistance Program - Policies & Procedures

Employee Assistance Program Policy and Procedures Revised October 1995 Terms for new school board personnel changed March 1998 POLICY STATEMENT The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, the Provincial Government and the Newfoundland...

Employee Assistance Program - Web Resources

Employee Assistance Program Web Resources A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U |  V | W | X | Y | Z  A ABUSE Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Women's Shelters Transition H...

Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance The NLTA’s involvement with Employment Insurance is as follows: Interpreting and explaining the Employment Insurance Act and Regulations to teachers; Reporting to teachers when changes occur in the Employment Insurance A...

English Language Arts Council of the NLTA

The English Language Arts Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador's English Language Arts (7-12) teachers. If you have any questions, concerns o...

Executive Notes from Meetings of Provincial Executive of the NLTA

Executive Notes Executive Notes is a summary of major decisions that occurred at the Provincial Executive meeting. For further information contact any member of the Provincial Executive or any one of the NLTA administrative staff. 2021-22 SCHOOL...

Executive/Branch Contact Assignments

Executive/Branch Contact Assignments for 2021-22 Executive Member Branch Executive Member Branch Trent Langdon, President tlangdon@nlta.nl.ca 726-3223, ext. 227 * All Branches Darryl George dgeorge@nlta.nl.ca 759-3125...

Expense Claim Instructions

Expense Claim Instructions General Instructions A separate claim form should be prepared for each function requiring an expense claim. If some trip covers two or more functions, please indicate on claim form the appropriate cost allocation for each...

Expense Claims

Expense Claims Some of these forms can be filled online. You may also download a copy to your desktop and add the form as an attachment to your email. Email to Rita Tee at rtee@nlta.nl.ca . You may also print the form and fax or mail it to the NLTA...

Financial Information Seminar Registration Form

space Financial Information Seminar Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 for Beginning to Mid-Career Teachers R   REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED  9 A Financial Information Seminar will be held on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p...

Former NLTA Presidents

NLTA Presidents The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association was founded in 1890. Below is the complete list of NLTA Presidents from that date up to the present day starting with the most recent.  2021 - Present Trent Langdon, M....

Forms

FORMS Divided into groups of similar forms for easier access. Association Awards Professional Development Forms Branch Forms School Representatives Form Leave Forms Student Scholarship Application Substitute...

Forms - Association Awards

Association Awards Below is a list of the association awards applications/forms that are available to teachers. All may be filled out online. The deadline for submission of these forms is January 31st . ALLAN BISHOP AWARD Fill out online This...

Forms - Branch Forms

Branch Forms Below is a list of forms and applications to be completed by NLTA Branch Presidents or members of the NLTA branch executives. Some may be filled out online and some are in pdf format. You may print a copy of the pdf versions and then fax...

Forms - Leave Forms

Leave Forms Below is a list of leave forms from Programs and Services of the NLTA. For more information on any of these forms below click on the NLTA Staff Directory link to contact an administrative officer in Programs and Services. Deferred Salary...

Forms - Professional Development

Forms - Professional Development The forms below are provided to teachers to assist them with accessing opportunities for professional development. For more information on any of these forms below click on the NLTA Staff Directory link to contact an...

Forms - School Representatives

Forms - School Representatives The forms below are provided to school representatives. For more information on any of these forms below click on the NLTA Staff Directory link to contact an administrative officer in Programs and Services. School...

Forms - Student Scholarships

Forms - Student Scholarships The NLTA awards six scholarships of $1,000 each to dependents of active, retired, disabled or deceased members of the NLTA upon completion of secondary school. The award is based on the criteria used by the Department of...

Forms - Substitute Teachers

Forms - Substitute Teachers Below is a list of forms for substitute teachers. For more information on any of these forms below click on the NLTA Staff Directory link to contact an administrative officer in Programs and Services. NLTA Membership...

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS [EXPAND  What are the deadlines for NLTA awards and scholarships? How do I get an application form?]NLTA has a number of awards and scholarships. The Allan Bishop Award recognizes outstanding ...

From NLTA President Dean Ingram

From The President Dean Ingram is the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. Below are the media interviews as well as articles and reports from his current term of office. [EXPAND MEDIA INTERVIEWS] July...

From NLTA President Trent Langdon

From The President Trent Langdon is the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. Below are the media interviews as well as articles and reports from his current term of office.   [EXPAND MEDIA INTERVIEWS] ...

From The Executive Director - You Cannot Improve Student Outcomes with Larger Class Sizes

FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Steve Brooks You Cannot Improve Student Outcomes with Larger Class Sizes Article from the September/October 2016 issue of the Bulletin In 2014 the Globe and Mail reported that one of the major factors parents consider when...

Gender and Sexual Diversity Council of the NLTA

The Gender and Sexual Diversity Special Interest Council (GSDSIC) is dedicated to advocating for and supporting the systematically marginalized and/or disenfranchised members of our Association, or stakeholders within our educational community, ...

Going on Leave? Things You Should Know

Going on Leave? Things You Should Know W hether going on maternity leave, approved leave without pay, unpaid sick leave, educational leave, or deferred salary leave, it is your responsibility to ensure your desired benefits are maintained while on...

Governance

Governance The governance of the NLTA is comprised of both the organizational structure and the operational framework. Organizational Structure Operational Framework

Grant for Out of Province Professional Development

Grant for Out of Province Professional Development GUIDELINES and PROCEDURES Purpose The Professional Development Fund will allow for the funding of individuals for professional development which is not funded through any of the existing NLTA professional...

Grounded Theory Study: by Lynda Younghusband - May 2005

High School Teachers' Perceptions of Their Working Environment in NL: A Grounded Theory Study by Dr. Lynda Younghusband -- May 2005 About the Researcher Excerpt from Doctoral Thesis by Dr. Lynda Younghusband High School Teachers' Perceptions...

Group Insurance Landing

NLTA Group Insurance Website

GSE Search

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Guide for Planning the Branch Year

Guide for Planning the Branch Year Suggested Branch Program September Ensure that all relevant files are passed over to the appropriate executive person. Check that each school has a school representative and a contact person on the branch...

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery Guided Imagery is a form of mindfulness. It is a technique that is guided by a professional therapist to help individuals focus on positive mental images in order to evoke feelings of relaxation. It is based on the concept of the mind-body...

Health Education Council of the NLTA

The Heath Education Council is a newly formed special interest council of the NLTA. It is a professional learning community that supports the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador's Health Education teachers. If you have any questions, concerns...

Hiring of Substitutes

  Hiring of Substitutes Questions often arise as to the procedures for the hiring of substitute teachers in the Province and the Association’s position on same. In accordance with the Collective Agreements, the conditions governing the hiring o...

History of NLTA Branches

History of NLTA Branches Branches, or locals, were a fairly late development for the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. In the early years and right up to the mid-thirties, the teachers who paid a membership fee were relatively discrete u...

History of the NLTA

History of the NLTA Created in 1890, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association has played a significant role in the development of education in our province. Before Confederation Post Confederation Legacy of Leadership...

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Honorary Members of the NLTA

Honorary Members Honorary membership may be bestowed on any person who, in the opinion of the Executive has made a significant contribution to the cause of education. Below is the list of Honorary Members of the NLTA. 2021 Don Ash...

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Important Information for Teachers Who May be Considering Retiring at the End of the 2018-19 School Year

Please be advised of the following notice based on information from the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation This is a reminder that teachers planning to retire prior to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year should submit their resignation to the s...

IMPORTANT Travel Update for MEDOC Customers (March 17, 2020)

IMPORTANT Travel Update for MEDOC Customers March 17, 2020 Dear MEDOC Customer, Both Johnson and RSA Canada are closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here is important information for our policyholders: As of March...

Indemnité de départ sous les termes de la nouvelle convention collective

29 mai, 2019 A: Tous les membres de la NLTA du CSFP DE: Programmes et Services de la NLTA Sujet:    Indemnité de départ sous les termes de la nouvelle convention collective   Le CSFP a récemment envo...

Index to Association Programs & Services

Index to Association Programs & Services These are the programs and services available through the NLTA. Also included below is the staff person's name who has responsibility for that area. ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS & SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ...

Information for School Representatives

Information for School Representatives Below is a list of information and links useful for school representatives. Please be sure to fill out the Update Form below or email us with any school or school representative changes. School Representatives'...

Infosheet #01: Les Programmes et les Services de la NLTA

Capsule No. 1 Les Programmes et les Services de la NLTA Introduction Les Programmes et les Services entreprennent le travail de la NLTA dans les principaux domaines suivants: la négociation collective; l’administration des conventions collectives (y ...

Infosheet #01: Programs and Services

Infosheet No. 1 NLTA Programs and Services Introduction Programs and Services undertakes the work of the NLTA in the following major areas: Collective Bargaining; Administration of the Collective Agreements (including discipline matters and grievances/arbitrations);...

Infosheet #02: Sick and Can't Work - What Then?

Infosheet No. 2 Sick and Can’t Work – What Then? Introduction Programs and Services staff are frequently asked what benefits are available if a member is sick for an extended period of time and unable to continue teaching. The purpose of this Inf...

Infosheet #03: The Teachers' Pension Plan

Infosheet No. 3 The Teachers' Pension Plan Introduction This Infosheet is designed to give a summary of the provisions of the Teachers’ Pension Plan. For more detailed information, consult the booklet “Plan Member Guide (Pension Plan Booklet) ”, ...

Infosheet #04: In the Event of the Death of a Member of the NLTA

Infosheet No. 4 In the Event of the Death of a Member of the NLTA Introduction No one likes to contemplate the death of a relative or friend. However, when this unfortunate event occurs, it is important for those closest to the deceased to know...

Infosheet #05: Teachers and Employment Insurance

Infosheet No. 5 Teachers and Employment Insurance Introduction This Infosheet provides an overview of the main issues in Employment Insurance (EI) as they may apply to teachers. EI is a benefit available to individuals who, for various reasons, find...

Infosheet #06: Benefit Changes Upon Marriage, Common Law Relationships or Acquiring Dependents

Infosheet No. 6 Benefit Changes Upon Marriage, Common Law Relationships or Acquiring Dependents Introduction Upon getting married, entering into a common law relationship including same-sex relationships, or acquiring dependents, members should be...

Infosheet #07: NLTA Group Insurance – Members' Benefits/Responsibilities

Infosheet No. 7 NLTA Group Insurance – Members' Benefits/Responsibilities Introduction The NLTA Group Insurance Plan is owned by the Association and operated through a Board of Managers (all members) appointed by the Executive. By a legal Deed o...

Infosheet #08: Teachers and Parenthood Leave

Infosheet No. 8 Teachers and Parenthood Leave C ollective Agreement Provisions Both the Provincial Collective Agreement (Article 17) and the Labrador West Collective Agreement (Article 28) provide for maternity, adoption and parental leave without...

Infosheet #09: Deferred Salary Leave Plan

Infosheet No. 9 Deferred Salary Leave Plan Eligibility Tenured teachers are eligible for enrollment in the Deferred Salary Leave Plan. For reasons related to continuity of service, probationary teachers are not able to participate. Application Interested...

Infosheet #10: Returning to University – Membership and Benefits

Infosheet No. 10 Returning to University – Membership and Benefits Introduction Every year, many teachers in this province take either unpaid or paid educational leave to return to university for a semester or for a full school year. The purpose o...

Infosheet #11: Planning to Retire

Infosheet No. 11 Planning to Retire Introduction This Infosheet is designed to offer a summary of considerations to be made as an NLTA member prepares for retirement, as well as some concise directions concerning procedures leading up to this event. Eligibility ...

Infosheet #12: Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars and Financial Information Seminars

Infosheet No. 12 Pre-Retirement Planning Seminars and Financial Information Seminars The Seminars To assist NLTA members in preparing for retirement, the Association offers, each school year, a series of pre-retirement planning seminars. The agenda...

Infosheet #13: Substitute Teacher Membership Benefits

Infosheet No. 13 Substitute Teacher Membership Benefits Membership (a) The By-Law The NLTA By-Laws make provision for substitute teachers to have active membership in the NLTA. The relevant by-laws state: III.A.(5):  Substitute teachers:...

Infosheet #14: Substitute Teachers and Group Insurance

Infosheet No. 14 Substitute Teachers and Group Insurance Substitute Teachers’ Insurance Plan The following insurance options are available to substitute teachers through application to the Plan Administrator, Johnson Inc.: A1 - Basic L...

Infosheet #15: Redundancy, Reassignment and Layoff

Infosheet No. 15 Redundancy, Reassignment and Layoff Introduction The Provincial Collective Agreement (PCA) and the Labrador West Collective Agreement (LWCA) both contain provisions to deal with redundancy, reassignment and layoff of teachers. The...

Infosheet #16: Probation, Tenure, Evaluation and Contract Termination

Infosheet No. 16 Probation, Tenure, Evaluation and Contract Termination Introduction For the teacher who is new to the profession or securing employment for the first time with a school board, three areas deserve particular attention with regard...

Infosheet #17: Legal Assistance for Teachers

Infosheet No. 17 Legal Assistance for Teachers Introduction The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association offers a program of legal assistance to teachers who are Association members. The Legal Assistance Policy covers procedure, policies, a...

Infosheet #18: Teacher Liability

Infosheet No. 18 Teacher Liability Introduction Many legal questions from teachers center around the topic of liability. The obligations and responsibilities of teachers are established by a combination of legislation, regulation, common law and...

Infosheet #19: Transportation and Teacher Liability

Infosheet No. 19 Transportation and Teacher Liability Introduction Teachers are sometimes faced with the issue of transporting students to sports and other school related events, and questions are often raised regarding liability. General questions...

Infosheet #20: Employee Assistance Program for Teachers

Infosheet No. 20 Employee Assistance Program for Teachers What is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)? EAP is a professional assistance program designed to enable teachers to enhance their quality of life. It offers opportunities for personal...

Infosheet #21: Injury on Duty and Workers' Compensation

Infosheet No. 21 Injury on Duty and Workers' Compensation Article 16 of the Provincial Collective Agreement and Article 34 of the Labrador West Collective Agreement provide for special leave in the event that a member is injured in the performance...

Infosheet #22: Administration of Medication and Health Support Procedures

Infosheet No. 22 Administration of Medication and Health Support Services The following is a link to the NLTA’s policy regarding the provision of medication and health support procedures to students by teachers. Teachers are advised that t...

Infosheet #23: Seniority and the Collective Agreement

Infosheet No. 23 Seniority and the Collective Agreement Definition of Seniority Clause 9.01 of the Provincial Collective Agreement defines “seniority” as: (a) “Seniority” herein shall be determined on the basis of the total length of time employe...

Infosheet #24: Professional Relations Disputes

Infosheet No. 24 Professional Relations Disputes Introduction In any group setting where individuals interact under sometimes stressful conditions, misunderstandings, confrontation and conflict will occasionally occur. Teachers are not exempt...

Infosheet #25: NLTA Disciplinary Procedure

Infosheet No. 25 NLTA Disciplinary Procedure Introduction The NLTA Disciplinary Committee is established under the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association Act (1974) , an act passed by the Legislature of Newfoundland and Labrador, g...

Infosheet #26: Cyberconduct and Electronic Communications - Important Information and Guidelines for Teachers

Infosheet No. 26 Cyberconduct and Electronic Communications: Important Information and Guidelines for Teachers Introduction Information and communication technology (ICT) is a regular part of everyday life for most people. Texting, e-mail,...

Infosheets from the NLTA

Infosheets These infosheets are intended to provide information to teachers of a general nature only. Documents such as the collective agreements, legislation and policies referenced in Infosheets will govern the specific rights and benefits of teachers....

IV. Programs and Services - Benefits and Economic Services

IV. Programs and Services – Benefits and Economic Services The Association accepts as its responsibility the protection, at all times, of the job security of its members. The Association will vigorously pursue avenues to provide for reassignment an...

Janeway Day in the Schools

JANEWAY DAY IN THE SCHOOLS Monday, February 14, 2022 Every year NLTA Janeway Day in the Schools provides an opportunity for children in this province to help other children. Since 1986, students and teachers have donated more than $1,237,000...

Jul 22/19 Correct misinformation in a recent CBC article

The following misinformation in a recent CBC news article has been noted with a response: “The latest collective agreement reached by the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association will see candidates automatically offered permanent jobs teaching s...

Lab West Agreement 2016-20

1. Legal Requirements Article 1 - Definitions Article 2 - Purpose of the Agreement Article 3 - Effective Period Article 4 - Amendment by Mutual Consent Article 5 - Language of the Agreement Article 6 - Teacher Certification...

Labrador Benefits Agreement

Labrador Benefits Agreement A new Labrador Benefits Agreement has been ratified and signed, effective February 10, 2020. The terms of the Agreement are an integral component of all public sector agreements in the region. The Labrador Benefits Agreement...

Leadership At Work

Leadership at Work Leadership at Work is a program which was initiated by the NLTA, now has several cohorts in various regions of the province operated by school districts. The goal of the program is to build stronger learning communities through developing...

Leaves

Leaves Going On Leave? Things You Should Know Sick and Can't Work - What Then?  (Infosheet No. 2) Deferred Salary Leave Plan  (Infosheet No. 9) Deferred Salary Leave Plan Application Educational Leave Application 2022-23  (NLESD) (Deadline was...

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance Legal assistance is normally provided as follows: To teachers for problems arising as a result of the individual's role as a teacher, such as arbitrations, Workers’ Compensation appeals, TPP disability, Long Term Disability a...

Letter #1 - Attendance at Meetings

Letter #1 - Attendance at Meetings April 17, 2019 Mr. Dean Ingram President Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Reference:  Attendance at Meetings Dear Mr. Ingram: The Employers agre...

Letter #2 - Instruction Time

Letter #2 - Instruction Time April 17, 2019 Mr. Dean Ingram President Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Mr. Ingram: Under Section 28 of the Schools Act , 1997, it is understood by ...

Letter #3  - Pensionable Service During a Legal Work Stoppage

Letter #3 - Pensionable Service During A Legal Work Stoppage April 17, 2019 Mr. Dean Ingram President Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Reference:  Pensions Dear Mr. Ingram: I...

Letter #4 - Emergency Supply

Letter #4 - Emergency Supply April 17, 2019 Mr. Steve Brooks Executive Director Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Mr. Brooks: I wish to confirm to you the procedure which the...

Letter #5 - Interpretation of Articles 9 and 13

Letter #5 - Interpretation of Articles 9 and 13 MEMORANDUM TO:  ALL BOARD CHAIRPERSONS RE:  INTERPRETATION OF ARTICLES 9 AND 13 OF THE NLTA COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FROM:  Goronwy Price, President, NLSBA DATE: April 17, 2019 It has co...

Letter #6 - Length of Primary Day

Letter #6 - Length of Primary Day April 17, 2019 Goronwy Price President Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association 40 Strawberry Marsh Road St. John’s, NL A1B 2V5 Dear Mr. Price: It is understood and agreed by the parties t...

Letter #7 - Letter of Understanding re Market Adjustment

Letter #7 - Letter of Understanding Re: Market Adjustment April 17, 2019 Ms. Stefanie Tuff Chief Negotiator Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Ms. Tuff: This will confirm our...

Letter #8 - Movement of Speech Language Pathologists and Educational Psychologists

Letter #8 - Movement of Speech Language Pathologists and Educational Psychologists April 17, 2019 Stefanie Tuff Chief Negotiator Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Ms. Tuff: ...

Letter #9 - Letter of Understanding re Employer Cost Sharing for Post Employment NLTA Group Insurance Premiums

Letter #9 - Letter of Understanding re: Employer Cost Sharing for Post Employment NLTA Group Insurance Premiums April 17, 2019 Stefanie Tuff Chief Negotiator Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL ...

Links

Quick Links Below is a list of links which may be helpful to teachers. They include links to other teacher organizations as well as other important websites. Educational Stakeholders Canadian Association of Principals Canadian Association for...

Living Well Articles from the Employee Assistance Program

LIVING WELL Articles from the Employee Assistance Program Below are the Living Well articles from the 1996-97 to the 2018-19 school year. They can also be found in The Bulletin which is the official newsletter of the NLTA during the school year....

LW Article 01 - Definitions

ARTICLE 1 - DEFINITIONS 1.01 In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires: (a) “Assistant Director” means Assistant District Director appointed pursuant to the Schools Act, 1997 ; (b) “Day” means teaching day; (c) “Direct...

LW Article 02 - Purpose of the Agreement

ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE OF THE AGREEMENT 2.01 It is the intent and the purpose of the parties to establish, as herein set forth, their full agreement covering salaries and working conditions and to provide procedure for the prompt and equitable adjustment...

LW Article 03 - Effective Period

ARTICLE 3 - EFFECTIVE PERIOD 3.01 This Agreement shall be effective from the date of signing, unless specifically provided otherwise, for the term ending on August 31, 2020 and shall be automatically renewed thereafter for successive periods of one...

LW Article 04 - Amendment by Mutual Consent

ARTICLE 4 - AMENDMENT BY MUTUAL CONSENT 4.01 Any provision of this Agreement, other than the provision relating to the duration of the Agreement, may be amended by mutual consent of the parties to this Agreement. ← back to Lab West Collective A...

LW Article 05 - Language of the Agreement

ARTICLE 5 - LANGUAGE OF THE AGREEMENT 5.01 The Collective Agreement shall be printed in both English and French. The English version shall be the official text. 5.02 The Conseil Scolaire Francophone Provincial de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador shall...

LW Article 06 - Teacher Certification

ARTICLE 6 - TEACHER CERTIFICATION 6.01 Whenever it is decided by a School Board to recommend to the Teacher Certification Review Panel, that the license or certificate of a teacher should be suspended or cancelled, a notice in writing shall be sent...

LW Article 07 - Teacher Files

ARTICLE 7 - TEACHER FILES 7.01 (a) The School Board will maintain two (2) teacher files: a teacher’s evaluation file and a teacher’s personal file.  (b) Teacher files, both paper and electronic, shall be maintained under proper security at t...

LW Article 08 - Recognition

ARTICLE 8 - RECOGNITION 8.01 The parties to this Agreement recognize the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association as the exclusive bargaining agent, as defined in Section 2, paragraph (b) of the Teachers’ Collective Bargaining Act , for all...

LW Article 09 - Scope

ARTICLE 9 - SCOPE 9.01 For the purpose of this Agreement, the definition applied to “teachers” is stated in the Teachers’ Collective Bargaining Act , Section 2, paragraph (o). 9.02 This Collective Agreement does not apply to Directors and Assis...

LW Article 10 - Application of the Agreement

ARTICLE 10 - APPLICATION OF THE AGREEMENT 10.01 This Agreement applies to and is binding upon the Association, the teachers, Government and the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association, and the School Boards who are party to this Agreement....

LW Article 11 - Existing Greater Benefits

ARTICLE 11 - EXISTING GREATER BENEFITS 11.01 No provision of this Agreement shall have the effect of reducing the salary or other benefits of a teacher holding the same position with same or equal designations, as the case may be, below the amounts...

LW Article 12 - Deductions

ARTICLE 12 - DEDUCTIONS 12.01 Subject to Clause 12.02, the boards shall deduct from the monthly payment of each teacher an amount equal to the regular monthly dues of the Association. 12.02 Should the Government not deduct an amount equal to the...

LW Article 13 - Management’s Rights

ARTICLE 13 - MANAGEMENT'S RIGHTS 13.01 Except as specifically abridged, delegated or modified by this Agreement, all management functions, rights and powers which the board had prior to this Agreement are retained by the board. ← back to Lab W...

LW Article 14 - Public Legislation

ARTICLE 14 - PUBLIC LEGISLATION 14.01 In the event that any law passed by the legislature applying to teachers covered by this Agreement, renders null and void any provision of this Agreement, the remaining provisions shall remain in effect during...

LW Article 15 - School Board-Teacher Liaison Committee

ARTICLE 15 - SCHOOL BOARD-TEACHER LIAISON COMMITTEE 15.01 Teachers covered under this Agreement shall have their matters addressed by their School Board’s province-wide School Board-Teacher Liaison Committee. Teachers covered by this agreement shall h...

LW Article 16 - Length of the School Year

ARTICLE 16 - LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL YEAR 16.01 (i) For salary purposes, the length of the school year shall be 190 teaching days, comprised of 185 actual teaching days, three (3) paid holidays, and two (2) non-teaching days to be scheduled...

LW Article 17 - Workload

ARTICLE 17 - WORKLOAD 17.01 (a) There shall be consultation at the local level between teachers and their principals in determining the allocation to teachers of curricular and non-curricular duties. The workload of teachers will be distributed...

LW Article 18 - Class Size

ARTICLE 18 - CLASS SIZE 18.01 In the interest of education, and in order to promote effective teaching and learning conditions, the School Board will endeavour to establish class sizes appropriate to the teaching situation involved within regulatory...

LW Article 19 - Student-Teacher Excursions

ARTICLE 19 - STUDENT-TEACHER EXCURSIONS 19.01 When a teacher wishes to accompany a student group or team, that teacher shall apply to the School Board for written authorization to be absent from his or her normal place of employment for the duration...

LW Article 20 - Administration of Medication and Health Support Procedures

ARTICLE 20 - ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AND HEALTH SUPPORT PROCEDURES 20.01 All School Boards shall develop and maintain polices relating to the administration of medication, medical procedures, and physical procedures for/to students. Such polices...

LW Article 21 - Status of the President of the Labrador West Branch of the Association

ARTICLE 21 - STATUS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE LABRADOR WEST BRANCH OF THE ASSOCIATION 21.01 Subject to operational requirements, the Board agrees to grant the President of the Branch leave not exceeding ten (10) days with pay per year to conduct the...

LW Article 22 - Method of Payment

ARTICLE 22 - METHOD OF PAYMENT 22.01 Annual salary and where possible allowances shall be paid in twenty-six (26) equal installments. In a school year in which payment in accordance with Clause 22.02 would yield twenty-seven (27) pay periods, the...

LW Article 23 - Salaries

ARTICLE 23 - SALARIES 23.01 (a) The salaries and allowances paid to teachers shall be in accordance with Schedules A and B which form an integral part of this Agreement. (b) Notwithstanding Clause 23.01(a), teachers employed as teaching and...

LW Article 24 - Vehicle Usage

ARTICLE 24 - VEHICLE USAGE 24.01 When in the course of his/her duty a teacher is required to travel, transportation will be provided by the Board, or, with the approval of the Board, that teacher may be permitted to use his or her own vehicle and...

LW Article 25 - Labrador Benefits

ARTICLE 25 - LABRADOR BENEFITS 25.01 The provisions of the Labrador Benefits Agreement, as outlined in Schedule H, shall be fully applicable to teachers in Labrador. ← back to Lab West Collective Agreement index

LW Article 26 - Travel

ARTICLE 26 - TRAVEL 26.01 For the purpose of this Article, the following shall apply: (a) “immediate family” means spouse, and, as of June 30 of that school year, dependent children between the ages of two (2) and eighteen (18), or twenty-four (24...

LW Article 27 - Sick Leave

ARTICLE 27 - SICK LEAVE 27.01 A teacher is eligible for sick leave with pay when that teacher is unable to perform his/her duties because of illness, injury or other disability, provided that teacher has accumulated the necessary sick leave credits...

LW Article 28 - Maternity/Adoption/Parental Leave

ARTICLE 28 - MATERNITY/ADOPTION/PARENTAL LEAVE 28.01 (a) Subject to Clause 28.03, Maternity/Adoption/Parental Leave shall be granted without pay for a period of up to fifty-eight and one half (58.5) continuous weeks when school is in session....

LW Article 29 - Leaves in General

ARTICLE 29 - LEAVES IN GENERAL A. Compassionate Leave 29.01 A teacher shall be entitled to leave not exceeding three (3) days with pay in the case of the death of that teacher’s mother, father, or legal guardian, brother, sister, child, spouse, g...

LW Article 30 - Leaves Without Pay

ARTICLE 30 - LEAVES WITHOUT PAY 30.01 For the purpose of this Article, the following definition will apply: The School Board Office shall be deemed to be a school. 30.02 (a) Subject to Article 47 and Clause 30.09, a teacher whose period...

LW Article 31 - Educational Leave

ARTICLE 31 - EDUCATIONAL LEAVE 31.01 Subject to the other provisions of this Article, a teacher who has been employed in Newfoundland and Labrador as a teacher for five (5) years or more may be eligible for Educational Leave up to one (1) year. 31.02...

LW Article 32 - Personal Insurance

ARTICLE 32 - PERSONAL INSURANCE 32.01 The “Basic Insurance Plan” shall consist of all insurance options in which the Newfoundland Government participates on behalf of its teachers. 32.02 The Board shall enrol all its teachers in the Basic Ins...

LW Article 33 - Severance Pay

ARTICLE 33 - SEVERANCE PAY 33.01 (a) A teacher who has one (1) or more years of continuous service as a teacher in the province as of March 31, 2018 is entitled to be paid severance pay equal to the amount obtained by multiplying the...

LW Article 34 - Injury on Duty

ARTICLE 34 - INJURY ON DUTY 34.01 A teacher who is unable to perform duties because of a personal injury received in the performance of those duties shall be entitled to receive benefits in accordance with the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation...

LW Article 35 - Loss of Damage to Teachers’ Personal Property or Equipment

ARTICLE 35 - LOSS OF DAMAGE TO TEACHERS' PERSONAL PROPERTY OR EQUIPMENT 35.01 (a) Subject to Clauses 35.01(b) and 35.01(c), where a teacher in the performance of his/her duty suffers any personal loss, and where such loss was not due to the teacher’s n...

LW Article 36 - Protective Clothing

ARTICLE 36 - PROTECTIVE CLOTHING 36.01 Where protective clothing is necessary and routinely required to be worn, the School Board shall provide such protective clothing free of charge. All clothing issued in accordance with this Article shall remain...

LW Article 37 - Summer School Bursaries

ARTICLE 37 - SUMMER SCHOOL BURSARIES 37.01 Upon application to the Board, a teacher(s) may be granted, at the discretion of the Board, financial assistance in the amount of seven hundred dollars ($700) to further his/her professional development by...

LW Article 38 - Teacher Evaluation

ARTICLE 38 - TEACHER EVALUATION 38.01 The prime purpose of evaluation shall be the increased effectiveness of personnel in improving instruction. To be meaningful, such evaluation shall: (a) Point out the definite strengths of the teacher; and...

LW Article 39 - Individual Teacher Contracts

ARTICLE 39 - INDIVIDUAL TEACHER CONTRACTS 39.01 No provision of an individual teacher contract shall contravene any Article of this Collective Agreement. ← back to Lab West Collective Agreement index

LW Article 40 - Contracts

ARTICLE 40 - CONTRACTS A. General 40.01 No provision of a teacher contract shall contravene any Article of the Collective Agreement. 40.02 At the time of hiring, the School Board shall document each teacher’s point of hire in the teacher’s per...

LW Article 41 - Probationary Period and Tenure

ARTICLE 41 - PROBATIONARY PERIOD AND TENURE 41.01 For the purpose of this Article, the following definitions shall apply: Probationary Period for Teachers:  Period of not more than two (2) continuous years of service in the case of a non-tenured ...

LW Article 42 - Promotion and Hiring of Teachers

ARTICLE 42 - PROMOTION AND HIRING OF TEACHERS A. Advertising   42.01 Subject to Clauses 47.04, 47.05 and 47.06, when a Board decides to fill a vacancy within the bargaining unit the position shall be posted on the Employer’s website for at le...

LW Article 43 - Positions of Administrative Responsibility

ARTICLE 43 - POSITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY 43.01 A tenured teacher appointed to the position of principal, vice-principal, program specialist or department head, may be required by the School Board to serve a probationary period of one...

LW Article 44 - Transfer of Teachers

ARTICLE 44 - TRANSFER OF TEACHERS 44.01 A teacher shall not be transferred from one community to another without his/her consent. 44.02 A teacher may be transferred to a comparable position within the same school when it is deemed necessary. ...

LW Article 45 - Teacher Exchange and Secondment

ARTICLE 45 - TEACHER EXCHANGE AND SECONDMENT A. Exchange Within the Board 45.01 With the mutual agreement of any two teachers and the School Board concerned, teacher exchange may take place within that Board, exact terms and duration to be determined...

LW Article 46 - Substitute Teachers

ARTICLE 46 - SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS 46.01 The rate of pay for substitute teachers shall be based on qualifications and service in accordance with the salary scales in Schedule B, for periods of substitution for the same regular teacher of less than or...

LW Article 47 - Layoffs

ARTICLE 47 - LAYOFFS 47.01 For the purpose of this Agreement, “layoff” means the interruption of a teacher’s contract because his/her position has become redundant and the board is unable to place him/her in an alternate position for which he/she is qu...

LW Article 48 - Termination of Contracts

ARTICLE 48 - TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS A. By the Board 48.01 Subject to Clause 49.01, a contract of employment made between a Board and a teacher may be terminated by a Board: (a) By giving three (3) months’ notice in writing (one (1) day’s pay...

LW Article 49 - Disciplinary Action

ARTICLE 49 - DISCIPLINARY ACTION 49.01 Subject to Clause 48.01(b), no teacher shall be suspended or dismissed, or otherwise disciplined, except for just cause. 49.02 A teacher who is suspended or dismissed shall be provided with written notification...

LW Article 50 - Grievance Procedure

ARTICLE 50 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE 50.01 A grievance means a dispute over the interpretation, application, administration or alleged violation of any Article or Clause in this Collective Agreement. 50.02 A teacher may file a grievance in the manner...

LW Article 51 - Arbitration

ARTICLE 51 - ARBITRATION 51.01 Where a grievance has not been satisfactorily resolved under the grievance procedure, or where there is a dispute as to whether a matter is arbitrable: (a) the teacher with the written consent of the Association;...

LW Article 52 - Successor Rights

ARTICLE 52 - SUCCESSOR RIGHTS 52.01 In the event that a School Board absorbs another School Board or part of another School Board, or two School Boards join to form one School Board, the teachers so affected will, subject to Article 47, continue employment...

LW Article 53 - Distribution of Work

ARTICLE 53 - DISTRIBUTION OF WORK 53.01 This Agreement recognizes the classifications which include, but shall not be limited to: principal; vice-principal; program specialist; department head; guidance counsellor; ...

LW Article 54 - Position Sharing

ARTICLE 54 - POSITION SHARING 54.01 Position sharing denotes an arrangement whereby two (2) teachers share the duties and responsibilities of one (1) teaching position. 54.02 Any full-time tenured teacher in the employ of the School Board may...

LW Article 55 - Employee Assistance Program

ARTICLE 55 - EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 55.01 Without detracting from the existing rights and obligations of the parties recognized in other provisions of this Agreement, the Employer and the Association agree to co-operate in encouraging employees...

LW Article 56 - Allowances

ARTICLE 56 - ALLOWANCES 56.01 The allowances for principals and vice-principals, program specialists, department heads, guidance counsellors, educational psychologists, specialist teachers under Clause 56.07(a) and sole charge teachers shall be based...

LW Article 57 - Deferred Salary Leave Plan

ARTICLE 57 - DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE PLAN 57.01 Eligibility Any teacher having tenure with a School Board is eligible to participate in the plan. 57.02 Application (a) A teacher must make written application to the School Board Director...

LW Article 58 - Relocation Expenses

Article 58 - Relocation Expenses 58.01 A teacher who is required by the Employer to relocate from one geographic location to another as a result of a consolidation of School Boards or reassignment due to redundancy shall, on the submission of a certified...

LW Article 59 - Harassment

ARTICLE 59 - HARASSMENT 59.01 The Boards and the Association recognize the right of all teachers to work in an environment free from harassment and shall work together to ensure that harassment is actively discouraged. All reported incidents of harassment...

LW Article 60 - Discrimination and Intimidation

ARTICLE 60 - DISCRIMINATION AND INTIMIDATION 60.01 Neither the School Board nor any person acting on behalf of the School Board shall refuse to employ or to continue to employ any teacher or otherwise discriminate against any teacher in regard to...

LW Article 61 - Redundancy Provisions

Article 61 - Redundancy Provisions 61.01 All teachers who are declared redundant and who are not reassigned in accordance with Article 47 shall be eligible for a redundancy benefit as outlined in the table on page 42.  61.02 If, subsequent to ...

LW Article 62 - Superannuation of Teachers

ARTICLE 62 –SUPERANNUATION OF TEACHERS   62.01 The Government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association hereby acknowledge and agree that the Teachers’ Pension Plan shall be administered by the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation in accor...

LW Disclaimer

DISCLAIMER It is understood and agreed by the parties to this Agreement that the Treasury Board shall bear no responsibility for the provision of allowances, salary, benefits or other emoluments in excess of those provided for in the Collective Agreement...

LW Letter # 1 - Attendance at Meetings 

LETTER #1 - ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS January 30, 2020 Mr. Dean Ingram President Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Reference: Attendance at Meetings Dear Mr. Ingram: The Employers agr...

LW Letter # 2 - Pensionable Service During a Legal Work Stoppage

LETTER #2 - PENSIONABLE SERVICE DURING A LEGAL WORK STOPPAGE January 30, 2020 Mr. Dean Ingram President Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Reference: Pensions Dear Mr. Ingram: ...

LW Letter # 3 - Emergency Supply

LETTER #3 - EMERGENCY SUPPLY January 30, 2020 Mr. Steve Brooks Executive Director Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Mr. Brooks: I wish to confirm to you the procedure whi...

LW Letter # 4 - Interpretation of Articles 44 and 47

LETTER #4 - INTERPRETATION OF ARTICLES 44 AND 47 MEMORANDUM TO: ALL BOARD CHAIRPERSONS RE: INTERPRETATION OF ARTICLES 44 AND 47 OF THE LABRADOR WEST COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FROM: GORONWY PRICE, PRESIDENT, NLSBA DATE: JANUARY 30, 2020 It...

LW Letter # 5 - Length of Primary Day 

LETTER #5 - LENGTH OF PRIMARY DAY January 30, 2020 Goronwy Price President Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association 40 Strawberry Marsh Road St. John’s, NL A1B 2V5 Dear Mr. Price: It is understood and agreed by the p...

LW Letter # 6 - Letter of Understanding Re: Market Adjustment

LETTER #6 - LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING RE: MARKET ADJUSTMENT January 30, 2020 Ms. Miriam Sheppard Chief Negotiator Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Ms. Sheppard: This will con...

LW Letter # 7 - Movement of Speech Language Pathologists and Educational Psychologists

LETTER #7 - MOVEMENT OF SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS January 30, 2020 Miriam Sheppard Chief Negotiator Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL A1B 1W1 Dear Ms. She...

LW Letter # 8 - Letter of Understanding Re: Employer Cost Sharing for Post Employment NLTA Group Insurance Premiums

LETTER #8 - LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING RE: EMPLOYER COST SHARING FOR POST EMPLOYMENT NLTA GROUP INSURANCE PREMIUMS January 30, 2020 Miriam Sheppard Chief Negotiator Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association 3 Kenmount Road St. John’s, NL ...

LW Memorandum of Understanding re Layoffs During the Term of the Collective Agreement

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE LAYOFFS DURING THE TERM OF THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT The Employer shall not announce any mass layoff of teachers to effect Provincial budgetary expenditure reductions for the duration of this Collective Agreement. For...

LW Schedule A1: Annual Salary Scale

  SCHEDULE A1: Annual Salary Scale September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2020 2 1* 3 2 4 3 5 4 6 5 7 6 8 7 9 8 10 9 11 10 12 11 Certificate Level I 32434 2995 35429 33834 2995 36829...

LW Schedule A2: Allowances Per Annum

  SCHEDULE A2: Allowances per Annum Sept. 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020 Principals: Basic Allowance 5468.31 Per Classroom: First 15 Thereafter 811.33 743.75  *Vice Principals to receive an allowance ...

LW Schedule B: Annual Salary Scale for Short-Term Substitution

  SCHEDULE B: Annual Salary Scale for Short-Term Substitution September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2020 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Certificate Level I 25274 2695 27969 26567 2695 29262...

LW Schedule C: Labrador West School Administrators Local Differential Formula

SCHEDULE C LABRADOR WEST SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS LOCAL DIFFERENTIAL FORMULA Effective September 1, 1988 and September 1, 1989 The local differential is obtained by subtracting from the total amount obtained in A below the total amount obtained in...

LW Schedule D: Memorandum of Agreement Re Deferred Salary Leave

SCHEDULE D MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT RE DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE I have read the terms and conditions of Deferred Salary Leave Plan and hereby agree to enter the Plan under the  following terms and conditions: (1) ENROLMENT DATE: I wish to enroll ...

LW Schedule E: Memorandum of Understanding re: Class Size and Workload

SCHEDULE E MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE: CLASS SIZE AND WORKLOAD 1. It is agreed that during the term of this Agreement, the employer will not alter conditions as they currently exist for teachers with respect to: the length of the instructional...

LW Schedule F: Memorandum of Understanding Re Part-Time Guidance Counsellors and Part-Time Educational Psychologists

SCHEDULE F MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE PART-TIME GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS AND PART-TIME EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS The parties to the Collective Agreement agree as follows: 1. “Allowance” means the allowances payable guidance counsellors and edu...

LW Schedule G: Memorandum of Understanding re: Effective Dates

SCHEDULE G MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE: EFFECTIVE DATES 1. Unless otherwise stated in the Agreement, all Clauses are effective as of the date of signing of this Agreement. ← back to Lab West Collective Agreement index

LW Schedule H Labrador Benefits Agreement

SCHEDULE H LABRADOR BENEFITS AGREEMENT ARTICLE 1: SCOPE 1.1 This Agreement is applicable to all employees in Labrador whose Employers are signatory to this agreement, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Newfoundland and...

LW Schedule I: Memorandum of Understanding re: Injury on Duty

SCHEDULE I MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE INJURY ON DUTY The following are the Articles referenced in Clause 34.01: 34.01 Subject to Clauses 34.02 and 34.03, a teacher who is unable to perform duties because of personal injury received in the...

LW Schedule J: Government of Newfoundland & Labrador/Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association Annual Premium Rate Setting Process

SCHEDULE J GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR AND LABRADOR TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL PREMIUM RATE SETTING PROCESS Each year, both Government and NLTA will use this Premium Rate Setting Process to determine the required premium rates u...

LW Schedule K: Memorandum of Understanding re Teaching and Learning Assistants

SCHEDULE K MEMORANDUM OR UNDERSTAND RE TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSISTANTS 1. It is understood and agreed by the parties that the scope of practice of Teaching and Learning Assistants does not enable them to fulfill the responsibilities for which...

Maternity / Parenthood Leave

Maternity/Parenthood Leave Your collective agreements (Provincial Collective Agreement and Labrador West Collective Agreement) provide for maternity, adoption and parental leave. Below are links to provide you with all the necessary information as...

Math-Science Council of the NLTA

The Math/Science Council is a special interest council of the NLTA. It is a professional learning community that supports the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador's Math/Science teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA...

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release May 8, 2019 Media Advisory The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association is hosting a Leaders Forum on Education on Monday, May 13,  7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road. Teachers and those concerned ab...

MEDIA RELEASE - Atlantic Teacher Organizations Give Failing Grade to Nova Scotia Government’s Response to Flawed Glaze Recommendations - Feb. 7, 2018

  Atlantic Teacher Organizations Give Failing Grade to Nova Scotia Government’s Response to Flawed Glaze Recommendations St. John’s, NL…The Council of Atlantic Provinces and Territory Teachers’ Organizations (CAPTTO) is meeting this week in ...

MEDIA RELEASE - Global Teacher Prize Winner Maggie MacDonnell is Keynote Speaker at NLTA BGM

For Immediate Release April 22, 2019 Global Teacher Prize Winner Maggie MacDonnell is Keynote Speaker at NLTA BGM St. John’s, NL……. Maggie MacDonnell, Education Consultant, School Board of Nunavik, and the winner of the Global Teacher Prize...

MEDIA RELEASE - Invest in Our Kids

For Immediate Release January 23, 2018 INVEST IN OUR KIDS St. John’s, NL... Newfoundland and Labrador needs to face the future with evidence-based decisions – because in the big picture, investing in education actually saves money. That’s why t...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLESD Seeks To Silence School Principals

For Immediate Release May 7, 2019 NLESD Seeks To Silence School Principals St. John’s, NL... The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association was shocked to learn yesterday that the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) has...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA Biennial General Meeting Being Held in St. John's, Apr. 23-26, 2019

For Immediate Release April 22, 2019 NLTA Biennial General Meeting Being Held in St. John's, April 23-26, 2019 St. John’s, NL … The 2019 Biennial General Meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association will take place from April...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA Music SIC Presents 2017 Builders Award for NL

For Immediate Release November 3, 2017 NLTA MUSIC SPECIAL INTEREST COUNCIL PRESENTS 2017 BUILDERS AWARD FOR NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR St. John’s, NL... The NLTA Music Special Interest Council is pleased to present the 2017 Builders Award f...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA President Addresses Delegates at BGM

For Immediate Release April 24, 2019 NLTA President Addresses Delegates at BGM St. John's, NL … On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, NLTA President Dean Ingram addressed delegates at the opening session of the 2019 Biennial General Meeting of the N...

MEDIA RELEASE - Seven Individuals to Receive Awards at the NLTA Convention

For Immediate Release April 25, 2019 Seven Individuals to Receive Awards at the NLTA Convention BANCROFT AWARD The Bancroft Award, named in honour of James Frederick Bancroft, the first President of the NLTA, was established in 1980...

MEDIA RELEASE - The Patricia Cowan Award for the Support and Promotion of Education Presented To Randy Earle at NLTA Biennial Convention

For Immediate Release April 25, 2019 The Patricia Cowan Award for Support and Promotion of Education Presented to Randy Earle at NLTA Biennial Convention St. John’s, NL… The Patricia Cowan Award, named in honour of the first female President of ...

MEDIA RELEASE - "When Children Disappear" Report Highlights the Need for Investment in Education

For Immediate Release January 16, 2019 "When Children Disappear" Report Highlights the Need for Investment in Education St. John’s, NL... The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association commends the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate for...

MEDIA RELEASE - ALLOCATION OF STUDENT ASSISTANT HOURS INSUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS NEEDS IDENTIFIED BY NLESD- Sept. 28, 2018

For Immediate Release September 28, 2018 ALLOCATION OF STUDENT ASSISTANT HOURS INSUFFICIENT TO ADDRESS NEEDS IDENTIFIED BY NLESD St. John’s, NL... The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) is concerned that information acq...

MEDIA RELEASE - Education Week 2019, March 3-9

For Immediate Release February 27, 2019 Education Week 2019, March 3-9 St. John’s, NL... Education Week in Newfoundland and Labrador is scheduled for March 3-9. This year’s theme, Go The Extra Mile: Aller plus loin , was chosen to celebrate the...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA Janeway Day in the Schools 2019

For Immediate Release February 13, 2019 NLTA Janeway Day in the Schools 2019 St. John’s NL… On Thursday, February 14, students and teachers across Newfoundland and Labrador will donate recess money to the Janeway Child Health Center. Janeway Day...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA President and Vice-President Elected by Acclamation

For Immediate Release November 7, 2018 NLTA President and Vice-President Elected By Acclamation St. John’s, NL...  Dean Ingram has been declared elected as the NLTA President for 2019-21 by acclamation.  He begins his second two-year term of ...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA President Elect Will take Office August 1, 2017 -- Dec. 7, 2016

For Immediate Release December 7, 2016 NLTA PRESIDENT-ELECT WILL TAKE OFFICE AUGUST 1, 2017 St. John’s…Dean Ingram has been declared elected as the NLTA President for 2017-19 during the province-wide vote that took place on December 6. Mr. Ing...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA Reaches Tentative Agreement

For Immediate Release January 22, 2019 NLTA Reaches Tentative Agreement St. John’s, NL... The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association has reached a tentative agreement with Government and the NL School Boards Association on a new col...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA Reacts to Resignation of NLFSC President -- Sept. 30, 2016

For Immediate Release September 30, 2016 NLTA Reacts to Resignation of NLFSC President St. John’s, NL... The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association would like to thank Peter Whittle for his service as President of the Newfoundland and...

MEDIA RELEASE - NLTA Saddened by Death of Past President

For Immediate Release October 19, 2018 NLTA SADDENED BY DEATH OF PAST PRESIDENT St. John’s, NL... The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association wishes to express its sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Brother Joseph Dar...

MEDIA RELEASE - Teachers Ratify Tentative Agreement

For Immediate Release March 4, 2019 Teachers Ratify Tentative Agreement St. John’s, NL... Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador have voted to accept the tentative collective agreement which was reached with the Provincial Government and S...

Media Releases

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Media/News Releases Archives

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Member Information Form

Member Information Click on the link below to fill out your member information form. Your Association requires this information for our NLTA database. It will be used for internal purposes only to allow your Association to provide the best possible...

MEMO - Hours of Work and Travel, School Closures and Redundancy

March 4, 2020 Hours of Work and Travel, School Closures and Redundancy NLTA Programs and Services staff have received a number of inquiries recently regarding contractual rights and expectations for itinerant teachers. The purpose of this memorandum...

MEMO - Important EI Matters For Teachers, Change to Insurable Hours Threshold - June 23, 2016

JUNE 23, 2016 Important EI Matters for Teachers Change to Insurable Hours Threshold The number of insurable hours required for new entrants/re-entrants to the labour force to qualify for benefits is changing. At present, new entrants and re-entrants...

MEMO - Important Information for Teachers Who May Be Considering Retiring at the End of the Current School Year - Mar. 14, 2019

MARCH 14, 2019 Important Information for Teachers Who May Be Considering Retiring at the End of the Current School Year Please be advised of the following notice based on information from the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation: This is a...

MEMO - Important Notice Regarding NLESD Substitute Teachers - May 1, 2018

MAY 2020 Important Notice Regarding NLESD Substitute Teachers In order to be approved to the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) substitute lists for the upcoming 2020–21 school year, current substitute/temporary/casual e...

Memo - Multi-Grade/Combined Classes

APRIL 27, 2016 TO:     All Teachers RE:     Explanation of Multi-Grade/Combined Classes Announced in the Provincial Budget In September 2016, there will be 135 classrooms in 70 schools and as many as 2,400 students in multi-grade classro...

MEMO - Pre-Budget Call to Action, Jan. 8, 2019

JANUARY 8, 2019 To: All Teachers From: Dean Ingram, NLTA President Re: Pre Budget Call to Action – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – - The NLTA will be ...

MEMO - Pre-Budget Consultations Reminder, Jan. 18, 2019

JANUARY 18, 2019 To: All Teachers From: Dean Ingram, NLTA President Re: Pre Budget Consultations Reminder – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – - Investm...

MEMO - Public Consultations on Junior Kindergarten Now Open 03-28-19

MARCH 28, 2019 Public Consultations on Junior Kindergarten Now Open In response to recommendations from the report of the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes, the provincial government is exploring the introduction of Junior K...

MEMO - Re: Ratification Vote

MARCH 1, 2019 To: All Teachers From: Dean Ingram, NLTA President Re: Ratification Vote – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Dear Colleagues; I wa...

MEMO - RE: Tentative Agreement – Severance Payout Information - Feb. 22, 2019

February 22, 2019 TO: FROM: RE: All Teachers Stefanie Tuff, Assistant Executive Director Tentative Agreement - Severance Payout The Association continues to work on finalizing logistical details around...

MEMO - RE: Tentative Agreement – Severance Payout Information - Oct 17, 2019

TO: FROM: RE: ALL NLTA MEMBERS UNDER THE PROVINCIAL COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PAYOUT OF SEVERANCE As previously communicated, payment of severance will occur over three pay periods, depending...

MEMO - Re: Tentative Agreement, Jan. 21, 2019

JANUARY 21, 2019 To: All Teachers From: Dean Ingram, NLTA President Re: Tentative Agreement – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Please be advised tha...

MEMO - Task Force On Improving Educational Outcomes, July 15, 2016

JULY 15, 2016 The Premier's Task Force On Improving Educational Outcomes The Provincial Government has announced that the application process for the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes is now open.  The mandate of the Ta...

Memo re Information for Substitute Teachers re Holiday Pay, Sept. 8, 2017

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Memo re Information for Substitute Teachers re Holiday Pay The NLTA Collective Agreements entitle substitute teachers to pay for paid holidays as long as the holiday occurs during a contract period. Three of the 195 paid days...

Memo re Packing/Moving Instructional Materials, Apr. 13, 2017

APRIL 13, 2017 Packing/Moving Instructional Materials Every year, some teachers are faced with moving from one classroom to another, whether due to school closures and reconfigurations, or because of internal changes within their schools, such...

Memo re Pre-Budget Call To Action, Jan. 22, 2018

JANUARY 22, 2018 To: All Teachers From:space Dean Ingram, NLTA President Re: Pre-Budget Call To Action - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

Memo re Premier's Task Force on Educational Outcomes, Jan. 24, 2017

JANUARY 24, 2017 Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes Colleagues, This Friday, January 27th , your Association will be making a presentation to the Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes. I need you to...

Memo re Retirement at End of Current School Year, Mar. 15, 2018

MARCH 15, 2018 Important information for all teachers who may be considering retiring at the end of the current school year. Please be advised of the following notice based on information recently received from the Teachers’ Pension Plan C...

Memo Update on Status of Report and Recommendations from the Inclusive Education Committee -- Apr. 11, 2016

APRIL 11, 2016 TO:   All Teachers RE: Update on Status of Report and Recommendations from the Inclusive Education Committee The joint NLTA/Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Inclusive Education Committee established ...

Memorandum of Understanding re Layoffs During the Term of the Collective Agreement

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE LAYOFFS DURING THE TERM OF THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT The Employer shall not announce any mass layoff of teachers to effect Provincial budgetary expenditure reductions for the duration of this Collective Agreement. For...

Memos/Updates/Teacher Alerts

Memorandums/Updates/Teacher Alerts • 2022 Nomination Kits for the Offices of NLTA President and Vice-President (May 2, 2022) • Memo re Teacher Tax Filings for 2021 (April 27, 2022) • Memo re SmartFind FAQs (April 22, 2022) • Memo re OHS/...

Mission Statement

Mission Statement We dedicate ourselves to the professional excellence and personal well-being of teachers, through support, advocacy, educational leadership and the development and delivery of outstanding programs and services.

Model Branch By-laws

Model Branch By-Laws BY-LAWS OF THE (NAME) BRANCH  OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION I. AUTHORITY AND NAME a) In accordance with the provisions of Section IX of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association By-laws ...

Model Branch By-Laws Overview

Model Branch By-Laws Overview The model branch by-laws which follow have been approved for branches of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. In adopting the model branch by-laws, it was the intention of the Executive to establish a s...

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Music Council of the NLTA

The Newfoundland and Labrador Music Educators' Association (NLMEA), a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of NL's music council teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas...

News / Events

News / Events Information of interest to teachers is posted regularly under these links below. Conferences/Professional Development Opportunities Media Releases NLTA Events Calendar Memos/Updates/Teacher Alerts...

NL Teacher Voice Guidelines

NLTA Teacher Voice Facebook Group May 2022 COMMUNITY GUIDELINES The NLTA encourages member engagement and productive discussions on the Teacher Voice Facebook Group. We welcome open discourse, however, the following community guidelines have been...

NLESD COVID Info 2020-21 School Year

•  NLESD News Release: District Moving to Blended Learning Model for Most High School Students  (April 13, 2021) •  NLESD Memo re High School Teachers Returning to Work at School Sites  (March 29, 2021) •  NLESD Letter re Extracurricular Activities ...

NLTA - Before Confederation

Before Confederation Created in 1890, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association has played a significant role in the development of education in our province. The idea of a teachers’ association was not entirely new in 1890. As early as 187...

NLTA - Leaders Forum on Education

NLTA - Leaders Forum on Education

NLTA - Post Confederation

Post Confederation After Confederation the province was on the brink of a new age in education. The NTA lobbied for the first standard salary scale based on qualifications and experience. Along with its new vigour the NTA’s basic platform became sharply f...

NLTA Act (1974)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association Act (1974) The following is the complete text of the Act governing the establishment of the NLTA as a corporation. Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative S...

NLTA Act, By-Laws and Code of Ethics

NLTA Act, By-Laws and Code of Ethics Proposed changes to the Act, By-Laws or Code of Ethics may be brought to the Convention of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA). NLTA members are encouraged to use this democratic process t...

NLTA Archive List

BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETINGS BGM 2017 BGM 2015 BGM 2013 BGM 2011 BGM 2009 Mid-Year Report to Convention 2007 Mid-Year Report to Convention 200 5 BGM 2001 Information     ANNUAL/BIENNIAL REPORTS ...

NLTA Awards 2019-20

NLTA Awards 2019-20 Call for Nominations • NLTA Awards 2019-20 Call for Nominations poste r • Allan Bishop Award  (Fill out online)  or (Print PDF) • Bancroft Award [ Fill out online]  or [Print PDF] • Barnes Award [Fill out online]  or...

NLTA Branch Registration Form

NLTA Branch Registration Form September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023 NLTA POLICY PERTAINING TO BRANCH REGISTRATION The second week of May in each year is to be designated as Branch Election Week, at which time branches elect at least a President,...

NLTA By-Laws

The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association By-Laws This section contains the complete by-laws of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. Some of the topics covered include: definition and rights of membership, dues, formation of ...

NLTA CANDIDATES FORUM

Recordings of NLTA Candidate Forums

NLTA Code of Ethics

The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association Code of Ethics The Code of Professional Practice shall apply to all members and the term “teacher” as used in this code includes all members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. This st...

NLTA Collective Bargaining

NLTA Collective Bargaining The following information is to provide teachers with updates on Collective Bargaining. If you need more information or have any questions please contact a staff member in Programs & Services at 1-800-563-3599 or (709)...

NLTA COVID-19 Archive Info

•  Call to Action: Health and Safety of Teachers and the Public Education System  (August 31, 2020) •  NLTA Supports Safe September NL Rally  (August 31, 2020) •  Important Update for NLTA Members re Sick Leave Policy Grievance  (August 27, 2020) ...

NLTA COVID-19 Info 2020-21 School Year

NLTA Information from the 2020-21 School Year •  Media Release: NLTA Seeking Details on Impact of Ongoing COVID-19 Clusters on Schools  (June 3, 2021) •  Media Release: NLTA Responds to Resumption of In-Person Classes in Central Schools Under Alert ...

NLTA Kilometer Rate

NLTA Kilometre Rates Effective June 1, 2022 , the NLTA kilometre rate is 61¢ per kilometre for paved roads and 92¢ per kilometre for  unpaved roads. Previous Rates: Effective March 1, 2022, the NLTA kilometre rate was 61¢ per kilometre for ...

NLTA Leaders Forum on Education (Feb 1, 2021)

NLTA Leaders Forum on Education (February 1, 2021) • Leaders' Forum Video • Provincial Election Bulletin

NLTA Medal

NLTA Medal In consultation with Memorial University, the Association makes an annual award to an Education student who, during their academic career, has made an outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Education and to the university. The recipient...

NLTA Medal and Student Scholarship Winners

NLTA Medal and Scholarship Winners NLTA Scholarship The NLTA scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence and character to a senior student enrolled in the Faculty of Education. The scholarship, valued at $1,000 is awarded...

NLTA Membership Card Request Form

NLTA Membership Card You will need to show a membership card to obtain many of the discounts listed in the Teacher Discount List. Click here to complete the form.

NLTA Policies

NLTA Policies NLTA Visitor NLVaxPass Disclaimers Privacy Policy NLTA Policy Handbook

NLTA Policy and Procedures Statements

NLTA Policy and Procedures Statements The meaning of the word "policy" as used within the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association is confined to a declaration of the role, the philosophy, or the long-term goals of the NLTA, or of its stance...

NLTA Policy Handbook

NLTA Policy Handbook NLTA Policy and Procedures Statements [EXPAND I. OPERATIONS OF THE NLTA]I. OPERATIONS OF THE NLTA A. NLTA Membership                 Active Membership Other Membership Categories Opting-Out Provision Ded...

NLTA Provincial Negotiating Team - link

This process is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

NLTA Response to Premier's Economic Recovery Team Report

NLTA Response to the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team Report   NLTA Response to "The Big Reset": A Detailed Submission in Reply to the Report of the Premier's Economic Recovery Team (June 2021) PERT Survey Guidance/Suggestions for NLTA Me...

NLTA Retirement Scrolls / Pins Order Form

NLTA Retirement Scrolls/Pins ORDER FORM A retirement scroll and pin is awarded to a teacher upon their retirement from the teaching profession. The scroll and pin are usually given to a teacher at a retirement function hosted by their branch. NOTE:...

NLTA Scholarship to MUN Faculty of Education Student

NLTA Scholarship to MUN Faculty of Education Student This scholarship, made possible through a donation to the MUN Anniversary Fund, is awarded annually on the basis of academic excellence and character to a senior student enrolled in the Faculty of...

NLTA Special Recognition Award

NLTA Special Recognition Award The NLTA Special Recognition Award, instituted by Johnson Incorporated to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, will be presented annually to an active or life member of...

NLTA Staff

NLTA Staff To reach a staff person by phone dial 709-726-3223 or 1-800-563-3599, then the extension number of the person you wish to speak with.  NLTA PRESIDENT Trent Langdon Ext. 223 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ...

NLTA Student Scholarship Winners

NLTA Student Scholarship Winners 2020-21 Six Newfoundland and Labrador students who completed high school in June 2021 have been awarded NLTA scholarships for 2020-21. They are: Mariah Evans  (Marystown Central High), child of Howard Dwayne Evans, ...

NLTA Submission to the Teacher Allocation Review Committee

  NLTA SUBMISSION TO THE TEACHER ALLOCATION REVIEW COMMITTEE   NLTA Submission to the Teacher Allocation Review Committee (April 11, 2022) News Releases: It's Time to Get it Right – NLTA Stresses Again the Importance of Class S...

NLTA Update re COVID-19 (March 15, 2020)

NLTA Update re COVID-19 March 15, 2020 NLTA staff have been in contact with senior officials of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District throughout the March 14-15 weekend....

NLTA Violent Incident Tracking Form

Violent Incident Tracking Form INSTRUCTIONS: 1. The INCIDENT REPORT form should be used to document violent behaviour and/or conduct in the workplace that the teacher believes is not conducive to a safe and healthy working environment. 2. This form...

NLVaxPass Policy

NLVaxPass Policy The NLTA is advising any visitor(s) requiring access to the NLTA building at 3 Kenmount Road, that proof of vaccination will be required.  Vaccination status can be provided via the NLVaxPass app(s) or a printed copy of the QR code ...

Nomination Kit for Provincial Executive 2021-23

Nomination Information for Provincial Executive for 2021-23 Nomination Form  - Nomination Form for Provincial Executive for 2021-23 By-Law X1 - Nominations and Election for Executive NLTA Policy on Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Provincial ...

Nomination Kits for Office of President and Vice-President

Notice to Members re Nomination Kits for the Office of President and Vice-President May 15, 2020 On behalf of the NLTA Electoral Committee, the Association is pleased to open the nomination process for the offices of President and Vice-President....

Nomination Kits for the Office of President and Vice-President

NLTA PROVINCE-WIDE ONLINE VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT Voting Dates: President – November 23-27, 2020 Vice-President – December 14-18   Candidates for Office of NLTA President and Vice-President for 2021-23 Candidates’ Forum...

Nominations for NLTA President and Vice-President and Provincial Executive Council

Nominations for NLTA President and Vice-President and Provincial Executive Council Nominations and elections for the office of President or Vice-President of the NLTA are governed by By-Law XII and By-Law XV of the NLTA By-Laws, and nominations for...

Online Voting Instructions

Electronic Voting Process Online voting for the election of NLTA President will take place from November 23-27 . Voting for NLTA Vice-President will take place from December 14-18 . All voting must be completed between 8:30 a.m. on the Monday of...

OP - A. NLTA Membership

A. NLTA Membership 1. Active Membership In accordance with the provisions of the NLTA Act , and subject to Section 6(2) and Section 18 of that Act and the By-Laws of the Association, every teacher employed by a school board as defined in The...

OP - B. Executive of NLTA

B. Executive of NLTA 1. The authority, duties, and guidelines for the nomination of the Provincial Executive Council is governed by the NLTA Act and the By-Laws of the Association. 2. Guides to the Conduct of Executive Meetings All meetings...

OP - C. Table Officers

C. Table Officers The President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President (if a member of Executive), and an Executive member-at-large, elected by the Executive, shall serve as Table Officers. The election shall occur at the last meeting of the...

OP - D. President of NLTA

D. President of NLTA The authority, term of office, and election procedures for the President are governed by the NLTA Act and By-Laws. [June/11-12/99] [JC Feb/18-19/00] [2001 BGM] The guidelines relating to presidential expenses are located...

OP - E. NLTA Financial Guidelines

E. NLTA Financial Guidelines 1. Annual Dues Active members of the Association shall pay annual dues in accordance with NLTA By- Law III.C. 90% of the revenue from (a) above shall be used for the general operation of the Association. [1994 ...

OP - F. Staff of NLTA

F. Staff of NLTA 1. Appointment and Duties of Administrative Staff The appointment and responsibilities of the Administrative Staff are governed by the NLTA By-Laws. The Administrative Staff shall be appointed by the Executive and shall hold...

OP - G. The NLTA Building

G. The NLTA Building 1. The NLTA By-Laws state that the Head Office of the Association shall be at the City of St. John's. The Association maintains this office in its own building located at 3 Kenmount Road in St. John's, NL. 2. Groups affiliated...

OP - H. NLTA Branches

H. NLTA Branches 1. Organization and Operation Section 5(1)(d) of the NLTA Act, 1974, states: "The Association may establish local and regional branches." Formation, Operation or Disbandment i. The formation, operation or disbandment of...

OP - I. Joint Council

I. Joint Council Joint Council shall be a body consisting of the members of the Provincial Executive Council and Branch Presidents all of whom have equal voting rights and responsibilities. [Feb/19-20/98] [JC Feb/98] 1. Authority Joint Council...

OP - J. NLTA Special Interest Councils

J. NLTA Special Interest Councils The NLTA Provincial Executive Council may approve the formation of special interest councils provided they meet appropriate viability criteria and have a minimum of 75 members or 50 percent of eligible members of a...

OP - K. Committees of NLTA

K. Committees of NLTA The appointment of Association committees is governed by the NLTA By-Laws. The following additional guidelines apply. 1. General a) All committees are appointed by the Executive Council and are responsible to the Executive...

OP - L. Biennial General Meeting (Convention)

L. Biennial General Meeting (Convention) The NLTA By-Laws govern the operation of the Association's Biennial General Meeting. The following additional guidelines also apply. 1. Branches shall base the number of delegates on the maximum number of...

OP - M. Resolutions to the Biennial General Meeting

M. Resolutions to the Biennial General Meeting 1. Resolution Format a) Each resolution shall begin "BE IT RESOLVED that ..." b) Where required, an explanatory note giving the rationale for the resolution shall follow each resolution. 2. Resolution ...

OP - N. Professional Relations Disputes

N. Professional Relations Disputes 1. When a dispute arises between colleagues, teachers are expected to attempt resolution at the local level with attention paid to the NLTA Code of Ethics. 2. After local efforts to settle the dispute have been ...

OP - O. Disciplinary Procedure

O. Disciplinary Procedure 1. Disciplinary Process The NLTA disciplinary process is a mechanism, as outlined in Sections 16 to 22 of the NLTA Act, to deal with written complaints that any active or other member of the Association is guilty of unprofessional...

OP - P. Conferences

P. Conferences 1. Guidelines Re Selection of NLTA Representatives at Conferences or Seminars Table Officers will review each request and make decisions based on the following: a) Within budget. b) For the benefit of the Association and for the...

OP - Q. Death of a Member

Q. Death of a Member 1. NLTA members, through the branch president, and school board personnel are requested to inform the Association of the death of an NLTA member. The NLTA will send a sympathy card, and these teachers will be recognized at the...

OP - R. Relationship With Other Employee Groups

R. Relationship With Other Employee Groups 1. NLTA should not affiliate with other employee groups nor with the Federation of Labour. 2. NLTA should maintain liaison with other employee groups to promote the cause of education and to elevate the...

OP - S. Association Awards

S. Association Awards 1. Presentation of Provincial Awards Outside of BGM a) During a non-Convention year, award recipients will be presented with their awards at an occasion to be determined by the provincial President. Award recipients from both...

OP - T. Association Liaisons

T. Association Liaisons 1. Provincial Liaison Groups The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association shall maintain a continuing liaison with: a) teacher associations of the Atlantic Region through the Conference of Atlantic Provinces and...

OP - U. NLTA Scholarships and Awards for Students

U. NLTA Scholarships and Awards for Students 1.  NLTA Medal to MUN Students In consultation with Memorial University, the Association will make an annual award to an Education student who, during their academic career, has made an outstanding ...

OP - V. Election of President and Vice-President by Province-wide Vote

V. Election of President and Vice-President by Province-wide Vote 1.  Procedures for Conducting the Election a) Eligibility of Candidates Candidates for the office of President and Vice-President must be active members of the Newfoundland ...

OP - W. Land Acknowledgement

W. Land Acknowledgement The NLTA will adopt land acknowledgement protocol during large gatherings such as Joint Council and BGM and encourage land acknowledgement at the Branch level.  [2019 BGM] ← back to Policy Handbook

Operational Framework of the NLTA

Operational Framework The operational framework of the NLTA is illustrated by the following diagram: As the diagram indicates, there is significant collaboration between the programs and services, corporate services, and communications teams in...

Organizational Structure of the NLTA

Organizational Structure The organizational structure of the NLTA is illustrated by the following diagram.   Biennial General Meeting (Convention) The Biennial General Meeting (Convention) of teacher delegates is the main governing...

Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL

PANEL ON THE STATUS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR The Panel on the Status of Public Education in Newfoundland and Labrador has now completed its cross-province public consultations. Beginning on Thursday, October 8, 2015 the Newfoundland...

Patricia Cowan Award

Patricia Cowan Award for Support and Promotion of Education The Patricia Cowan Award was established in 2007 to recognize individuals or groups outside the K-12 school system for their outstanding support and promotion of education. This support was...

Payout of Severance under the New Provincial Collective Agreement

May 29, 2019 TO: All NLTA NLESD Members FROM:    NLTA Programs and Services Re: PAYOUT OF SEVERANCE PAY UNDER THE NEW PROVINCIAL COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT   The NLESD has recently sent out via email, t...

PCA - Article 1: Application of Agreement

ARTICLE 1:  APPLICATION OF AGREEMENT 1.01 This Agreement applies to and is binding upon the Association, the Teachers, the Government and the Boards Association, and the School Boards listed in Schedule “A”.

PCA - Article 2: Recognition

ARTICLE 2:  RECOGNITION 2.01 The Government, the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association and the School Boards recognize the Association as the exclusive bargaining agent for all teachers, as defined in paragraph (v) of Section (2) of ...

PCA - Article 3: Public Legislation

ARTICLE 3:  PUBLIC LEGISLATION 3.01 In the event that any law passed by the Legislature applying to teachers covered by this Agreement renders null and void any provision of this Agreement, the remaining provisions of the Agreement shall remain ...

PCA - Article 4: Representation on Committees of the Department of Education

ARTICLE 4:  REPRESENTATION ON COMMITTEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 4.01 The Association shall be granted representation on all standing advisory committees of the Department of Education including the Teacher Certification Committee, the Provincial ...

PCA - Article 5: School Board-Teacher Liaison Committee

ARTICLE 5:  SCHOOL BOARD-TEACHER LIAISON COMMITTEE 5.01 Unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties concerned, School Board-Teacher Liaison Committees shall be appointed as follows: for the Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de ...

PCA - Intro

This Agreement made this 17th  day of April, Anno Domini, Two Thousand and Nineteen. BETWEEN HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR,  represented herein by the Treasury Board, AND THE NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR SCHOOL BOARDS  AS...

PD - A. Teacher Certification

A. Teacher Certification 1. The minimum standard for all initial certification in this province shall be Certificate IV. 2. Any student teacher who graduates from an approved teacher training program and meets the standards for initial certification...

PD - B. Curriculum

B. Curriculum 1. There should be consultative permanent staff at the Department of Education so that all programs can receive ongoing review and development. 2. There should be provision and opportunity for secondment of personnel from the field...

PD - C. Teacher Education

C. Teacher Education 1. The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, in cooperation with Memorial University of Newfoundland, will make provision for information sessions, seminars or other activities designed to acquaint students in the Faculty...

PD - D. Teacher Evaluation

D. Teacher Evaluation The NLTA recognizes the importance of meaningful evaluation within the educational system of our province. The evaluation of teachers has two distinct purposes. The first is formative, the process which occurs to improve the professional...

PD - E. Learning Resource Programs

E. Learning Resource Programs Educational programs in an ever-changing society must meet the individual needs of students and prepare them to become effective, self-directed, and discriminating citizens. To be effective citizens in an information rich...

PD - F. Gender Equity in Education and in the Profession

F. Gender Equity in Education and in the Profession 1. Equity issues, including gender equity, cannot be compartmentalized from other issues of education and the profession. They are intrinsic in all that comprises the education of students and the...

PD - G. French Programming

G. French Programming 1. Minority Language Educational Rights a) The NLTA will uphold and support the rights of minority language groups as defined in the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. [Jan/8-9/99] b) No teacher employed in ...

PD - H. Student Support Services

H. Student Support Services For students requiring support services, a wide variety of placement possibilities should be considered, ranging from inclusion to alternate placements in student support services classes. The most appropriate placement ...

PD - I. Equality and Access of Opportunity

I. Equality and Access of Opportunity 1. General Policy a) The Association strongly encourages all individuals involved in educational endeavours to reach the highest level of individual development; the Association will not condone discrimination ...

PD - J. Length of the Kindergarten Day

J. Length of the Kindergarten Day The NLTA accepts the following criteria as its position on an extended kindergarten day program: 1. Resources In order to implement the Kindergarten curriculum in a developmentally appropriate manner, adequate r...

PD - K. Collegial Model/Association Membership

K. Collegial Model/Association Membership All teachers, regardless of professional role, shall be members of the same professional association and, hence, members of either the provincial or the Labrador West bargaining units. [Oct/23&25/14] [2015 ...

PD - L. Interventions

L. Interventions  1. Definition of Intervention Intervention refers to particular instructional techniques that attempt to expose the learner once again to concepts and skills that were not adequately learned during previous teaching/learning exp...

PD - M. Multiage Classrooms

M. Multiage Classrooms Multiage classes are created when children of different ages and grade levels are intentionally combined in a single classroom to realize academic and social benefits. [Nov/27/08] [JC Feb/09] [2009 BGM] Multiage classrooms...

PD - N. Home Schooling

N. Home Schooling 1. Principles a) NLTA respects the rights of parents to choose home schooling as an alternate form of schooling. b) Home schooled children shall be permitted access to specific evaluation processes conducted by their base ...

PD - O. Assessment - Criterion Referenced Testing

O. Assessment – Criterion Referenced Testing The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association believes that while criterion referenced testing is a valid tool in assessing how well our students are achieving the outcomes of the authorized curr...

PD - P. Professional Development Programs

P. Professional Development Programs 1. Centennial Fund Awards The Centennial Fund, created in 1990 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, provides educational opportunities to teachers to enhance ...

PD - Q. Accountability

Q. Accountability 1. Defining Accountability a) Accountability is the process through which individuals, organizations, and governments take responsibility for their actions, report on these actions to those who are entitled to the information, ...

PD - R. Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation/Expression

R. Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation The NLTA reaffirms its commitment to Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to Section 3 of the Canadian Human Rights Act and to Article 1 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, ...

PD - S. Technology in Education

S. Technology in Education The NLTA supports the use of technology as an instructional tool for teachers. The NLTA should be represented at all decision-making levels regarding the application of technology for education. The ...

PD - T. Formation and Operation of School Councils

T. Formation and Operation of School Councils The NLTA believes that school-based decision making can be an avenue for teacher empowerment and a mechanism for cooperative partnerships in education, both of which will enhance the possibilities ...

Pensions and Retirement

Pensions and Retirement TPPC Video re Retirement Security  (November 2021) The Teachers' Pension Plan Corporation (TPPC) Website The Teachers' Pension Plan  (Infosheet No. 3) Changes to the Teachers' Pension Plan  (May 10, 2019) GMPP (G...

Physical Education Council of the NLTA

The Physical Education Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of NL's physical education teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA Special Interest...

Physical Education SIC (PESIC) Newsletters

Physical Education Council Newsletters Below is a list of the Physical Education Special Interest Council's newsletters from October 2010 onward. MAY 2018 MARCH 2017 DECEMBER 2016 MAY 2016 DECEMBER 2015 MARCH 2015 JUNE...

Power of Connection article references May/June 2020

The Power of Connection The Bulletin, May/June 2020 Article References: Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA (27th February 2016).  Stress . https://cmha.ca/documents/stress Harris, R. (24th March 2020). FACE COVID: How to Respond E...

Pre-Retirement Seminars 2021

Pre-Retirement Seminars 2021 Please Note: All pre-retirement seminars for the 2021-22 school year are full. Registration is now closed. Please check back next year for available dates. Members who are eligible to retire within two years of the...

Pre-Retirement Seminars 2022

Pre-Retirement Seminars 2022 Members who are eligible to retire within two years of the expiry of the current school year (by June 2025) can register for one of the NLTA’s Pre-Retirement Seminars scheduled to be held this fall in Corner Brook, Grand F...

Preliminary Branch Registration Form

Preliminary Branch Registration September 2022 - June 2023 Preliminary branch registration forms are to be filled out by the last day of school in June. Even partially completed forms should be submitted before the deadline. If you have any questions...

Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes - January 2017

Premier's Task Force on IMPROVING Educational Outcomes Premier's Task Force On Improving Educational Outcomes Report   Watch the video below of the presentation made to the Task Force on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 by the NLTA.  There are also links t...

President's Digest - April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 Our hearts go out to the parents, families, teammates, and friends of the Humbolt Broncos whose bus was involved in a tragic accident on April 6, 2018. Like many parents I couldn’t help but think how I would be feeling today if m...

President's Digest - December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 At the conclusion of each Provincial Executive and Joint Council meetings I can’t help but reflect on the discussions that I have been part of, the debates and the decisions that were made. The recent Joint Council and Provincial E...

President's Digest - March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018 The final Joint Council meeting for the 2017-18 school year occurred on March 9-10. As always I appreciated the sentiments that were expressed and the debate that ensued. The best decisions are always those that are thoroughly discussed,...

President's Digest - May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 My teaching career began 25 years ago. The classroom experience that I had then is a far cry from the classroom experience at present. The demands on our schools teachers, administrators, counsellors, etc… has never been higher. I...

President's Digest - Oct. 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent the NLTA at a number of functions over the years. And while I have thoroughly enjoyed and felt honored to do so at every one of them, there are two events...

President's Digest - Sept. 2017

September 22, 2017 To say that this September has been an eventful one is certainly an understatement. I have visited a number of classrooms since this school year began. Class size and class composition are concerns – not just for teachers, b...

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY The NLTA understands the importance of its members' privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. The NLTA is committed to protecting privacy in its collective use and distribution of personal information. The following outlines...

Professional Development

Professional Development The NLTA has a commitment to the promotion of the professional excellence and personal well-being of teachers. Whether just entering the profession, in mid-career or near retirement, increased societal expectations of teachers,...

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Conferences/Opportunities Attn: French-Language Teachers Teacher Study University of Ottawa Participate in a study on the shortage of teachers in French-language schools in minority settings. The study is sponsored...

Programs & Services - Teacher Benefits

MEMBER SERVICES Association Fees Awards, Programs, Funds and Scholarships The Professional Development programs of the Association are designed to assist teachers with their personal, professional and informational needs. Beginning/Early...

Programs and Services Workshops

Programs and Services Workshops To achieve our mission of professional excellence and personal well-being, staff at the NLTA offer a wide variety of sessions which can range from one hour to a full day or more. These are available for schools, clusters...

Project Overseas Landing Page

Project Overseas Project Overseas is sponsored by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and its affiliates to assist teachers in developing countries upgrade their teaching qualifications. Each year the NLTA sponsors one member to participate in this p...

Prov Vote Landing Page

    NLTA PROVINCE-WIDE VOTE Voting Dates: President – November 23-27, 2020 Vice-President – December 14-18

Province-wide Vote for President and Vice-President 2022

  NLTA PROVINCE-WIDE ONLINE VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT Voting Dates: President – November 21-25, 2022 Vice-President – December 12-16, 2022   Memo to Membership re Province-Wide Vote (May 2, 2022) Nomination Kit...

Provincial Collective Agreement 2016-20

Provincial Collective Agreement 2016-20 Introduction Article 1: Application of Agreement Article 2: Recognition Article 3: Public Legislation Article 4: Representation on Committees of the Department of Education Article 5: School Board-Teacher...

Provincial Collective Agreement 2016-20 Article 28: Length of the School Year

June 3, 2019 TO: NLESD Teachers and Administrators FROM:    Stefanie Tuff, Assistant Executive Director Re: Provincial Collective Agreement 2016-20 Article 28: Length of the School Year    Clarifying th...

Provincial Executive Council of the NL Teachers' Association

Provincial Executive Council 2021-23 Trent Langdon, President Maureen Doyle-Gillingham, Vice-President Dean Ingram, Table Officer Kelly Loch , Table Officer Derrick Baker Colin Short Angela...

Psychologists in Education SIC

The Psychologists in Education (PIE) Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of psychologists working in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system in Newfoundland and...

Publications

Publications A Act, By-Laws & Code of Ethics Bargaining Briefs Benefits Available To An Injured Teacher The Bulletin    • Current and Past Issues    • Advertising Rates and Deadlines    • Submission Guidelines C Collecti...

Purchase of Strike Time

Purchase of Strike Time The 2016-2020 Provincial Collective Agreement was officially signed on April 17, 2019. A detailed document outlining the impact of all of the changes will be available for teachers after the Easter break. However, the following...

Purchase of Strike Time for Labrador West Teachers

Reminder to Labrador West Teachers Regarding Purchase of Strike Time The renewal of Letter #2– Pensionable Service During a Legal Work Stoppage in the 2016–2020 Labrador West Collective Agreement has created a THREE-MONTH WINDOW FROM January 30, 202...

Recent Information

RECENT INFORMATION The following is recent information from this school year. Check PUBLICATIONS or the ARCHIVES for previous information. Also, we have a number of brochures and other items available free of charge to teachers in NL.  Click on ...

Recommendations - Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL

Report of the Panel on the Status of Public Education in NL 2015-16 RECOMMENDATIONS RECOMMENDATION 1. That Government and the School District(s) in cooperation with the NLTA, Faculty of Education and other stakeholders develop a plan to increase...

Redundancy Reassignment Layoff Process

  The Redundancy / Reassignment and Layoff Process (FOR TEACHERS AND TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSISTANTS) As the “Spring Staffing Season” approaches, both teachers and teaching and learning assistants (TLAs) should familiarize themselves wit...

Redundancy, Reassignment and Layoff

Redundancy, Reassignment and Layoff Redundancy/Reassignment and Layoff Process (2022-23) Redundancy, Reassignment and Layoff  (Infosheet No. 15) Seniority and the Collective Agreement  (Infosheet No. 23)

Resolutions to the Biennial General Meeting

Resolutions to the Biennial General Meeting Branches are the main source of resolutions which are dealt with at the NLTA Biennial General Meeting. Such resolutions must be submitted in accordance with the current NLTA policy on resolutions – I. Operations o...

Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers Below is a list of links to varied resources including copyright information . Check back often as these resources are continually being added to and updated. ArtsNL Black History Month Crisis & Trauma Resource...
Retired Teachers' Association of NL

Retired Teachers' Association of NL

The Retired Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is comprised of approximately 5,500 members living in all parts of the province as well as Canada and abroad. New members are welcomed and encouraged to get involved. The RTANL is also s...

Retired Teachers' Association of NL - Association Newsletters

ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTERS Below are copies of the Retired Teachers' Association's newsletters dating back to January 2003 up to present-day. PLEASE NOTE: CORNUCOPIA , the newsletter of the Central Division of the Retired Teachers' Association can...

Retired Teachers' Association of NL - Discounts

Retired Teachers' Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Home Executive/Divisional Presidents Publications Retired Teachers' Association Links Contact Us  TEACHER DISCOUNT PROGRAM At the September 2012 meeting ...

Retired Teachers' Association of NL - Division Newsletters

DIVISION NEWSLETTERS Below are copies of the Retired Teachers' Association's Divisions' newsletters. Divisional flyers and registration forms will also be posted here as they become available. Please Note: Only the divisions that have published...

Retired Teachers' Association of NL - Links

Retired Teachers' Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Home Executive/Divisional Presidents Publications Retired Teachers' Foundation Links LINKS Included below are links to Surveys and Teaching Opportunities...

Retired Teachers' Association of NL - Publications

PUBLICATIONS The Retired Teachers' Association has compiled many publications over the years. There is a Handbook for New Members as well as Association and Division newsletters. Retired teachers can take advantage of the many discounts which are...

Retired Teachers' Foundation Book of Remembrance Form

Retired Teachers’ Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Book of Remembrance Form The Retired Teachers’ Foundation has been in operation since 1987. Each year the Foundation chooses various charities to support with funding based on con...

Retired Teachers' Foundation Books of Remembrance

Retired Teachers' Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Books of Remembrance for Deceased Teachers Each year the Foundation chooses various charities to support with funding based on contributions from the Retired Teachers' Association's...

Retired Teachers' Foundation Books of Remembrance - Thanks Submission

Retired Teachers' Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador Thank you for your submission.  Books of Remembrance for Deceased Teachers Each year the Foundation chooses various charities to support with funding based on contributions from ...

Retired Teachers' Foundation Online Book of Remembrance

Retired Teachers' Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador NL Retired Teachers' Foundation for Children's Charities Online Book of Remembrance 2011 - Onward The Retired Teachers’ Foundation has been in operation since 1987. Each y...

Retired Teachers' Foundation Publications

  Retired Teachers' Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador PUBLICATIONS Information is listed in alphabetical order. • Application for Funding - Applications must be received by April 30 •  Book of Remembrance for Deceased Teach...

Role of Branch Committees

The Role of Branch Committees Every committee established under the branch by-laws should include among its membership one (1) member of the branch executive who shall be the chairperson of the committee and shall be responsible for submitting a written...

Role of School Representative

The Role of School Representative T he role of the NLTA school representative is an essential one within the NLTA organization. Through an effective school representative system, a channel of communication opens between every NLTA member and the branch...

RTANL 16th BGM Registration Form

RTANL 16th Biennial General Meeting (Virtual) May 13, 2021 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. BGM REGISTRATION FORM Registration Deadline is April 16, 2021 (no late registrations can be accepted) NOTE: Shortly after the close of registration, all registrants...

RTANL BGM & Reunion Registration Form

spa Retired Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador BGM and Reunion 2022 “Celebrating 50 Years” October 4-6, 2022 • Greenwood Inn & Suites • Corner Brook REGISTRATION FORM e  Deadline for Registratio...

RTANL BGM 2022 Registration Form

spa Retired Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador BGM and Reunion 2022 “Celebrating 50 Years” October 4-6, 2022 • Greenwood Inn & Suites • Corner Brook REGISTRATION FORM e  Deadline for Registratio...

RTANL Membership Application

RTANL Membership Application Form   [Fill Out Online ] or [Print PDF ]

RTANL Membership Form

Retired Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

RTF Constitution and By-Laws

The Newfoundland and Labrador Retired Teachers' Foundation Constitution & By-Laws Tenth Revision (updated May 2021) CONSTITUTION Article I:  Name The name of the organization is The Newfoundland and Labrador Retired Teachers’ Fo...

Rules of Order for Branch Meetings

Rules of Order for Branch Meetings The By-Laws of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association state that Advice on the Conduct of Meetings , published by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, supplemented by Robert's Rules of Order , shall g...

Salaries

Salaries Teacher Payroll Services in relation to Teachers’ Payroll fall mainly into the following categories: 1. Interceding on behalf of members who feel they have been incorrectly paid; 2. Maintaining a liaison with department officials o...

Salary Scales

TEACHER SALARY SCALES Below are the salary scales for full-time and substitute teachers from all the agreements governing teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Provincial Full Time Substitute Labrador West Full Time...

Salary, Benefits and Pension

Salary, Benefits and Pension OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Benefit Changes Upon Marriage, Common Law Relationships or Acquiring Dependents (Infosheet No. 6) Returning to University - Membership and Benefits (Infosheet No. 10) Probation, Tenure,...

Sample Branch Message to Substitute Teachers

Sample Branch Message to Substitute Teachers TO:  Substitute Teacher On behalf of the (insert branch name) Branch of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, I extend a welcome to you as a member of our branch for this school year. Yo...

Sample Maternity Leave Request Letter

Sample Maternity Leave Request Letter [Street Address] [City], [Province] [Postal Code] [Date]   [Name] Director of Human Resources [School District Address] Dear [Name]: I am writing...

Scent Policy from the NLTA Policy Handbook

SCENT POLICY from the NLTA Policy Handbook NLTA Scent-Sensitive Workplace Policy Due to the health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, the NLTA building is a scent-sensitive workplace. All employees are committed to reducing and...

Schedule A: School Boards Party to this Agreement

SCHEDULE A SCHOOL BOARDS PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT: The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Conseil Scolaire Francophone Provincial de Terre Neuve et Labrador ← back to Collective Agreement index

Schedule B: Substitute Teacher Salary Scale

  SCHEDULE B: Substitute Teacher Salary Scale September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Certificate Level I 25779 27098 28038 29345 30078 30527 ...

Schedule C: Annual Salary Scale

  SCHEDULE C: Annual Salary Scale September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021 1 2 1* 3 2 4 3 5 4 6 5 7 6 8 7 9 8 10 9 11 10 Certificate Level I N/A 33083 34511 35938 37361 ...

Schedule D: Memorandum of Understanding Re Class Size and Workload

SCHEDULE D MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE CLASS SIZE AND WORKLOAD 1. It is agreed that during the term of this Agreement the Employer will not alter conditions as they currently exist for teachers with respect to: the length of the instructional...

Schedule E: Memorandum of Understanding Re Employee Assistance Program

SCHEDULE E MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The parties agree that available sick leave can be utilized by teachers enroled in the Employee Assistance Program for involvement in counselling for any of the reasons which...

Schedule F: Memorandum of Agreement Re Deferred Salary Leave

SCHEDULE F MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT RE DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE I have read the terms and conditions of Deferred Salary Leave Plan and hereby agree to enter the Plan under the  following terms and conditions: (1) ENROLMENT DATE: I wish to enroll ...

Schedule G: Memorandum of Understanding Re Schools Act

SCHEDULE G MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE SCHOOLS ACT It is not Government’s intent to revise the Schools Act during the term of this Agreement in a manner which would modify or negate any terms or conditions of this Collective Agreement. In t...

Schedule H: Memorandum of Understanding Re Part-Time Guidance Counsellors and Part-Time Educational Psychologists

SCHEDULE H MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE PART-TIME GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS AND PART-TIME EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS The parties to the Collective Agreement agree as follows: 1. “Allowance” means the allowances payable guidance counsellors and edu...

Schedule I: Labrador Benefits Agreement

SCHEDULE I LABRADOR BENEFITS AGREEMENT ARTICLE 1: SCOPE 1.1 This Agreement is applicable to all employees in Labrador whose Employers are signatory to this agreement, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Newfoundland and...

Schedule J: Memorandum of Understanding Re Injury on Duty

SCHEDULE J MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE INJURY ON DUTY The following are the Articles referenced in Clause 16:01: 16.01 Subject to Clauses 16.02 and 16.03, a teacher who is unable to perform duties because of personal injury...

Schedule K: Memorandum of Understanding Re Teacher Certification

SCHEDULE K MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE TEACHER CERTIFICATION No person covered by the provisions of this Collective Agreement shall have their current salary reduced as a result of any modifications which might occur to the Teacher Certification...

Schedule L: Government of Newfoundland & Labrador/Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association Annual Premium Rate Setting Process

SCHEDULE L GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR AND LABRADOR TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL PREMIUM RATE SETTING PROCESS Each year, both Government and NLTA will use this Premium Rate Setting Process to determine the required premium rates u...

Schedule M: Memorandum of Understanding Re Retroactivity

SCHEDULE M MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE RETROACTIVITY Unless otherwise stated in the Agreement, all Clauses are effective as of the date of signing of this Agreement. ← back to Collective Agreement index

Schedule N: Memorandum of Understanding Re Teaching and Learning Assistants

SCHEDULE N MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING RE TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSISTANTS  1. It is understood and agreed by the parties that the scope of practice of Teaching and Learning Assistants does not enable them to fulfill the responsibilities for ...

Scholarship Application Form

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Application deadline: July 31. REGULATIONS NLTA will award six scholarships to dependents of active, retired, disabled or deceased members, subject to the following conditions: 1.  The award will be made upon completion ...

School & Branch Information

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School Administrators' Council of the NLTA

   The School Administrators Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of NL's school administrators.If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA Special Interest C...

School Administrators' Professional Development Fund

School Administrators' Professional Development Fund Guidelines and Procedures Purpose The School Administrators' Professional Dvelopment Fund is designed to achieve maximim benefit to a wide range of administrators, allowing groups of administrators...

School Board Teacher Liaison Report

School Board Teacher Liaison Report The chairperson of the teacher representatives, so designated upon appointment, is responsible for completing this report following each meeting and forwarding it to the NLTA office. A copy of the report and the minutes...

School Board-Teacher Liaison

School Board-Teacher Liaison   •  Committees   •  Handbook   •  Request Form for Agenda Item   •  SBTL Reporting Form

School Re-entry (Availability of Substitute Teachers)

Availability of Substitute Teachers The NLTA understands that COVID-19 screening protocols and stay at home requirements will lead to spikes in teacher absenteeism during the school year. This, along with the substitute teacher shortage, may result...

School Re-entry (Changes to Teaching Assignments and Non-Curricular Duties)

Changes to Teaching Assignments and Non-Curricular Duties As was anticipated, the 2021-22 school year continues to be less “stable” than previous years given the ongoing changes in the provincial COVID-19 situation and public health emergency. In t...

School Re-entry (Enhanced Cleaning of Schools and School Equipment)

Enhanced Cleaning of Schools and School Equipment Enhanced school cleaning protocols in accordance with direction from Public Health are expected to be followed for the 2020-21 school year. Teachers cannot be required to clean instructional areas...

School Re-entry (Extra-curricular Activities and Committees)

Extra-curricular Activities and Committees Balancing work commitments and personal responsibilities is important to overall wellness and should be considered by members when making decisions regarding volunteer activities. During yesterday’s COVID b...

School Re-entry (Home Schooling)

Home Schooling There has been a recent increase in parent interest in home schooling their children. This is a definite indicator of a lack of confidence in government’s K-12 Education Re-entry Plan. Home schooling should not be confused with the w...

School Re-entry (Length of School Year/Report Card Preparation/Teacher Directed PD)

Length of the School Year/ Report Card Preparation/Teacher Directed PD As per Clauses 28.01 and 16.01 of the Provincial and Labrador West Collective Agreements respectively, a school year consists of 195 paid days. Of these 195 days: 185 are actual...

School Re-entry (Length of Teacher Lunch Periods)

Length of Teacher Lunch Periods Clauses 29.05(a) and (c) and 17.05(a) and (c) of the Provincial and Labrador West Collective Agreements, respectively, provide as follows: (a) Teachers will have an uninterrupted period of at least forty (40) minutes...

School Re-Entry (Length of the Work/Instructional Day)

Length of the Work/Instructional Day Changes to school operations due to health and safety measures included in Public Health guidance and/or school re-entry plans may result in reduced instructional time due to the need in some schools to stagger...

School Re-entry (Occupational Health & Safety)

Occupational Health and Safety Government and school district re-entry plans identified the health and safety of students and staff as a priority and guiding principle. Further, under the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act  (the Act), e...

School Re-entry (Screening Protocols)

Screening Protocols  Government’s K-12 Education Re-entry Plan is clear that the screening of students for COVID-19 related symptoms and risk factors prior to attending at school is the responsibility of parents/guardians. NLTA members are advised th...

School Re-entry (Sick Leave)

Sick Leave The NLTA has repeatedly raised the issue of paid leave for teachers experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms with the Premier, the Minister of Education, and with the school districts. It was your Association’s position that the employer d...

School Re-entry (Supervision of Students)

Supervision of Students Teachers have a legislated duty to supervise students under the Schools Act, 1997 . As per Clauses 29.01 and 17.01 of the Provincial and Labrador West Collective Agreements, respectively, school administrators are required to...

School Re-Entry (Workplace Accommodations)

Workplace Accommodations Individuals with certain serious, pre-existing medical conditions may be at greater risk of severe and permanent complications or death should they contract COVID-19. Teachers in such circumstances who are medically unable...

School Rep Scavenger Hunt

NLTA Website School Rep Scavenger Hunt The purpose of this activity is to allow School Representatives an opportunity to explore the NLTA's website. Be sure and answer all of the questions.  

Second Languages Council of the NLTA

Second Language Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of NL's second language teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA Special Interest Councils,...

Severance Information Landing Page

Severance Information The 2016-2020 Provincial and Labrador West Collective Agreements provide for the payout of severance to all teachers who have at least one year of continuous service as of March 31, 2018. Provincial Collective Agreement Memo...

Severance Information Update

June 21, 2019 TO: ALL MEMBERS FROM:    PROGRAMS & SERVICES RE: SEVERANCE INFORMATION - UPDATE   The 2016-2020 Provincial Collective Agreement provides for the payout of severance to all teachers, i...

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SLP SIC Nomination Forms

Speech-Language Pathology SIC Call for Nominations Our SIC currently holds 7 executive positions and are asking for your nominations for new members who might be interested in serving. While each of the titles are listed separately, we’ve found th...

Small Schools Council of the NLTA

The Small Schools Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador's small schools teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA...

SmartFind FAQs

SMARTFIND FAQs (updated April 2022) 1. How will SmartFind be programmed in order to backfill a teacher who is on leave? Backfilling positions with substitutes is based on the current teaching load of the teacher who is on leave. At the beginning...

Social Media Information for Teachers

Social Media Click here to view in French Are You Targeted by Inappropriate Social Media Comments? Some Basic Tips and Advice for Teachers Incidents of parents, students and others targeting and harassing teachers and administrators online...

Special Interest Councils of the NLTA

NLTA Special Interest Councils Special Interest Councils are professional learning communities dedicated to life-long learning and the ongoing professional growth of NLTA members. Their mandate includes offering a range of professional development...

Speech Language Pathologist's SIC PD Grant Application

Speech Language Pathologist's Professional Development/Resources Grant The grant will provide funding opportunities to members of the Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) Special Interest Council to attend professional development opportunities in...

Speech Language Pathologists Council of the NLTA

The Speech Language Pathologists Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of NL's speech language pathologists council teachers. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas...

Standing Committees of the NL Teachers' Association

Standing Committees 2021-23 The Provincial Executive Council operates through a series of standing and ad hoc committees. Teachers from across the province serve as members of these committees with each committee generally centralized in one particular ...

Substitute Teacher Branch Registration Information

Branch Registration for Substitute Teachers Because substitute teachers may work across branch boundaries and become active members of the NLTA only after they've been employed as a teacher at least once in a school year, is it necessary for NLTA ...

Substitute Teacher Registration Form

Official Registration for Substitute Teachers The following information must be provided for each substitute who has taught for at least one day prior to December 31 . These forms should be completed and forwarded to the branch president and will remain...

Substitute Teachers

Information for Substitute Teachers  Don't Forget to Request Your Membership Card. Be sure and complete the Member Information form first and then proceed to fill out the  NLTA Membership Card Request Form . PLEASE NOTE: Membership Cards are ordered a...

Substitute/Contract Teachers and Eligbility for NLTA Group Insurance

Eligibility for NLTA Group Insurance for Contract/Substitute Teachers Substitute Teachers If you make first time application within the 31 day period after the first teaching day period, your coverage will commence on the date your application...

Suggestions for Strengthening Your Branch

Suggestions for Strengthening Your Branch Plan budgets, times and locations of meetings to ensure that executive and/or committee members are not out-of-pocket as a result of their association work. All branch executive members and committee...

Support Education T-Shirt Order Form

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TALES TOLD BY TEACHERS VOL. II Need a great gift idea (birthday, Christmas, retirement)? THIS IS IT! And what a bargain: only $10.00! (*plus postage where applicable) Volumes...

Teacher Allocation Review

Teacher Allocation Review The NLTA has been an active participant in the review process of the Teacher Allocation Model.  The Association will continue to advocate for a needs-based, as opposed to budget-based, approach to the allocation of human ...

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Landing Page

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week 2020 • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week poster • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week information link

Teacher Librarians NL Council of the NLTA

The Teacher Librarians Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of NL's teacher-librarians. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA Special Interest Councils,...

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week 2022

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week February 13-19, 2022 CONTEST DETAILS The NLTA wants to help celebrate and highlight the contributions of our members during the NL Federation of School Councils' Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week . All...

Teachers Talking To Teachers Program

Teachers Talking To Teachers Program GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION The Program The "Teachers Talking To Teachers" program allows for the provision of professional development with teachers as the consultants or facilitators. It provides an opportunity...

Teaching and Learning Assistants

Teaching and Learning Assistants Don't Forget to Request Your Membership Card. Be sure and complete the Member Information form and then proceed to fill out the  NLTA Membership Card Request Form . PLEASE NOTE: Membership Cards are ordered at the ...

Technology Education Council of the NLTA

The Technology in Education Council, a special interest council of the NLTA, is a professional learning community that supports the growth of Technology Education teachers and teachers who integrate educational technology in their teaching...

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Voting will open at 8:00 am (NST) on Tuesday, February 16th, and will close at 4:00 pm (NST) on Friday, February 19th

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The Bulletin - Current & Past Issues

THE BULLETIN The Bulletin is the official newsletter of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. It is published five times a year during the school year. SCHOOL YEAR 2021-22 May/June 2022 March/April 2022 January/February 2022...

The NLTA

ABOUT NLTA Act, By-laws & Code of Ethics Branches of the NLTA The 47 branches of the NLTA form the framework that holds the Association together. Branches give members the opportunity to have input into the operation of the Association...

Thinking About Retirement?

Are You Thinking About Retirement? Information You Need to Know U nder the Teachers’ Pensions Act , a teacher is eligible for pension benefit: At age 60, with at least five years of pensionable service. Note: teachers who retire prior t...

Up Front from the President - Jan/Feb 2021

January/February 2021 A s we move into the heart of winter and 2021, the year ahead begins to erase the memories of 2020 and what is left is the reflection of what was and how that will impact the inevitable. Change is as much...

Up Front from the President - January/February 2018

January/February 2018 As we approach the midpoint of another school year it becomes apparent once more that the pace and intensity that are present in our schools has never been greater. We all know it, we all feel it. Earlier this fall a...

Up Front from the President - January/February 2019

January/February 2019 As I gather myself and reflect on the year that was 2018, I can’t help but also look forward to 2019. While I am proud of what has been accomplished, I also acknowledge that there remains much to be done. Concluding t...

Up Front from the President - January/February 2020

January/February 2020 Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one . ~ Brad Paisley My musical preference has been varied and multi-dimensional. When I read this quote from country music artist,...

Up Front from the President - Mar/Apr 2021

March/April 2021 “Teachers are superheroes. It is far from easy but easy isn’t why they chose the profession.”  ~ Author Unknown I am very confident in saying that all of our collective wisdom would ...

Up Front from the President - March/April 2018

March/April 2018 As I sit here collecting my thoughts, I can’t help but reflect on the conversations I have had with many of you since my last Up Front. The messages and thoughts that have been shared with me are consistent. Teachers are d...

Up Front from the President - March/April 2019

March/April 2019 I  can’t say enough how thankful and appreciative I am of the outstanding work put in by the teachers and students at Memorial Academy in Botwood for hosting our Education Week Opening Ceremonies. They highlighted their sc...

Up Front from the President - March/April 2020

March/April 2020 “I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks .” ~ William Shakespeare “Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of peopl...

Up Front from the President - May-June 2021

May/June 2021 I t’s hard to believe it has been four years since I wrote my first Up Front article. I began that submission by stating: “We all have dates that mark significant events in our lives. The day we were born, got...

Up Front from the President - May/June 2018

May/June 2018 As I sit and write my final Up Front for this school year I can’t help but wonder where the year went. My first year as President has been everything that I envisioned, and I am very thankful for all of the support and feedback t...

Up Front from the President - May/June 2019

May/June 2019 O ver the Easter break, teachers from across the province came together to participate in our Biennial General Meeting. The willingness of those hundred plus individuals to give of their time during the Easter break is commendable....

Up Front from the President - May/June 2020

May/June 2020 And it’s a great day to be alive I know the sun’s still shining When I close my eyes There’s some hard times in the neighborhood But why can’t every day be just this good. ~ Travis Tritt ...

Up Front from the President - Nov. 2017

November/December 2017 One of the core beliefs that I have as it relates to the role that I am now filling as NLTA President is that in order to represent teachers I have to be speaking to teachers. This is the reason that I have tried to visit...

Up Front from the President - Nov/Dec 2018

November/December 2018 As I write this UpFront it has only been a few days since I was notified that I would be remaining as President of our Association for the 2019-21 term of office. It has been my privilege to serve as your President...

Up Front from the President - Nov/Dec 2020

November/December 2020 Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.  ~ Author Unknown A s we...

Up Front from the President - November/December 2019

November/December 2019 L ike every good parent, I want my child to succeed. Like every parent, I want him to navigate through life and work in a career that he finds rewarding and allows him to become a productive member of society. I want...

Up Front from the President - November/December 2019

November/December 2019 L ike every good parent, I want my child to succeed. Like every parent, I want him to navigate through life and work in a career that he finds rewarding and allows him to become a productive member of society. I want...

Up Front from the President - Sept. 2017

September/October 2017 We all have dates that mark significant events in our lives. The day we were born, got married, had children, or other life altering events and situations. One of those dates for me was the day I became a teacher and at...

Up Front from the President - Sept/Oct 2018

September/October 2018 Every September, at least for the past 26, I have always felt a little excited at the start of another school year. I expect that many of you felt similar sentiments as you began the school year wondering about class...

Up Front from the President - Sept/Oct 2019

September/October 2019 T he 2019-20 school year is now in full swing and as your summer break becomes a distant memory I ask you to remember to be mindful of the importance of looking after yourself. Over the course of this school year there...

Up Front from the President - Sept/Oct 2020

September/October 2020 “If you want to predict the future – Create it! ” ~ Abraham Lincoln A s another school year begins we have all had to set priorities, reflect on wh...

Video - 2016 Candidate's Forum

2016 Candidate's Forum

Video - Class Size

Class Size Matters {{CODECSM}} The NLTA is distributing “Class Size Matters” pins to all members. The purpose of these pins is to bring more attention to this important issue and encourage discussions between teachers and parents regarding the imp...

Video - Dean Ingram - Opening & Questions

Dean Ingram - Opening Statment & Questions

Video - Derek Drover - Opening & Questions

Derek Drover - Opening Statment & Questions

Video - Inclusive Grievance Media Story

NTV Reports on Inclusive Education Grievance

Video - Invest in Our Kids - Welcome

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Video - Jeanne Williams - Opening & Questions

Jeanne Williams - Opening Statment & Questions

Video - Lori Jackman - Opening & Questions

Lori Jackman - Opening Statment & Questions

Video - NLRISING

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Video - Opening Proposals

Opening Proposals - Provincial Contract Negotiations

Video - Panel Press Conference

Panel on Education - Final Report

Video - Presentation to PTFNL

  NLTA's Presentation to the Premier's Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes Click the links below to view the presentation in its entirety or any individual section.

Video - Social Media for Teachers

Social Media for Teachers

Video - Trent Langdon - Opening & Questions

Trent Langdon - Opening Statment & Questions

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Welcome Letter to TLAs

September 2020 Dear NLTA Member: I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all Teaching and Learning Assistants to the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. We are excited to be representing you and having you as valued members o...

Who's Who

Who's Who Index to Programs & Services NLTA Staff Directory Provincial Executive

WHSCC and OH&S Information for Teachers

Information for Teachers from Workplace NL, formerly the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and the Occupational Health and Safety Committee INFORMATION FROM WHSCC Elements of an Occupational Health & Safety Program...

Workers' Compensation/Injury on Duty

Workers’ Compensation/Injury on Duty Members injured on the job should contact the NLTA for assistance and advice. When a member is injured in the course of duty, they may be entitled to benefits in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation Act. The...

Workshops and Presentations

Workshops and Presentations The conferences and workshops listed below are available to teachers entering various stages of their teaching career. If you would like more information on any of these please contact the NLTA office at 726-3223 or 1-800...