New Members' Handbook
Welcome to the Teachers’ Unit of OSSTF/FEESO District 25, Ottawa-Carleton !
Provincially, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation represents over 60,000 teachers and educational workers. Since 1920 when OSSTF/FEESO fought for equal pay for women and men teachers who had the same qualifications, through to the more recent fight to restore a workload of 6 credits, the Federation has worked hard to protect teachers.
In Ottawa-Carleton, four teachers work on a full-time basis on your behalf. Many dozen more represent you on our unit Executive, at Teachers’ Council, in school Branches, and on a variety of committees. Their volunteer work is the basis of OSSTF/FEESO's success. One of the first things you need to do now that you’ve been hired, is to say "hi" to your Branch President. He or she is your first contact in terms of assistance from the Federation or involvement in its activities.
The primary objective of OSSTF/FEESO is to protect members, as a group and individually. A collective agreement determining salary, benefits, and working conditions is negotiated. The conditions are vigilantly defended. Professional development, political action, and the promotion of public education are also priorities.
Click the attachments below to get your complete New Members' Handbook, 2016-2017 and the D-25 Teachers' Bargaining Unit Collective Agreement, 2014-2017: