Grievance Advisory—Deferred Salary Leaves

Members are reminded that the Board’s failure to adhere to benefit cost sharing provisions in the Collective Agreement is currently the subject of a policy grievance that is proceeding to arbitration later this year.

ETT members who applied for a deferred salary leave and are scheduled to begin the leave year in September should be aware that the cost of ELHT benefit premiums is 100% employee paid.

As a result, members are advised to retain copies of all receipts for expenses incurred as a result of the Board’s failure to pay 100% of the employer’s share of benefit premiums if you choose not to continue in the ELHT plan.

Additionally, members who choose to remain in the ELHT benefit plan at their own cost should retain all receipts for benefit premiums that are paid to the ETFO ELHT.

Should we receive a favourable arbitration decision, such documentation will be critical to calculate an appropriate remedy for members who are impacted by this Collective Agreement violation.

Jamie Thom
ETT Vice President & Grievance Coordinator


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