// Members Concerns
It should be noted that many of the items referred from members concerns have been referred to the Internal Committee as discussed during the meeting.
“D” Contracts Allocation
Members had a number of questions concerning the allocation of “D” contracts in districts. The NBTF has asked that teachers that have any questions regarding the awarding of “ D” contracts their Federation representative.
EAs – Rotation and Changes
Teachers have a number of concerns about the constant movement of Educational Assistants and the retraining of new people in their classroom. It was explained that a lot of the concerns are related to negotiated benefits in the CUPE 2745 Collective Agreement. The NBTF would ask that teacher with concerns contact their Federation’s representative.
The lunch period is a time for teachers to have lunch and they are not required to have students in their classrooms (unless on duty) or attend meetings during that time.
Denial of Family Responsibility Day
These leaves are approved at the discretion of the Superintendent and based on the operational requirements of the School District. It should be noted that once a family day has been granted it cannot be cancelled by the employer. The NBTF would caution teachers about making arrangements, purchasing tickets or making reservations prior to having received District approval. In the event the district is taking a long time in making a decision, we suggest you contact your NBTF staff representative to discuss options.
Bed Bugs Issue
The NBTF will follow up with the District regarding these concerns and, if necessary, the Department of Health.