Staff Meetings: Know Your Rights

November 19, 2020

Staff Meetings: Know Your Rights

ETT Members in bricks and mortar and virtual school have the Collective Agreement right to add agenda items to regularly scheduled, once a month Staff Meetings.

New Collective Agreement language, just won and effective immediately, means:

  • You have the right to provide agenda items two days prior to the meeting.
  • Your administrator must circulate the draft Staff Meeting agenda at least one day prior to your meeting.
  • Your administrator must use best practices when conducting the meeting, which includes maintaining a speakers’ list and meeting minutes.

Enforcement Ideas

  • Hold an ETT Meeting a few days prior to your Staff Meeting and decide on agenda items.
  • Submit the agenda items at least two days prior to the meeting and request the draft meeting agenda from your administrator as per the Collective Agreement (24 hours prior to the Staff Meeting) and reference the new language.
  • If your administrator has not provided the draft agenda as per the timelines (at least one day prior to your meeting), please contact your ETT Executive Officer. This is applicable for members in both bricks and mortar and virtual school.

New Collective Agreement Language: Staff Meetings

D.18.2
Agenda items are due at least 2 days prior to the meeting from staff. The Principal or designate will circulate a draft agenda at least one day before the meeting. The Principal or designate will utilize meeting strategies which includes having a speakers’ list and meeting minutes.

Resources

See the Local Collective Agreement Highlights [PDF] (login required)
See the full Local Collective Agreement Language [PDF] (login required)

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