The Public Service Labour Relations Act was amended in June 2010, and since then, the New Brunswick Teachers’ Federation represents all supply teachers. Following this decision, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the parties to confirm supply teachers’ working conditions in accordance with these modifications and pending the next round of bargaining.
The New Brunswick Teachers’ contract expired on February 29, 2012; therefore, the Federation is preparing for the next round of bargaining. The Federation now has the mandate to negotiate on behalf of supply teachers, which means that their negotiated working conditions form part of the next Collective Agreement.
As members of the NBTF, supply teachers will be eligible to vote once a tentative agreement is reached between the parties. However, to exercise that vote, each supply teacher must also register with a professional association (NBTA or AEFNB). Supply teachers who are not registered will not be included in our data base and therefore, will not be eligible to vote.
Teachers who wish to register with the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (NBTA), are asked to visit: www.nbta.ca or to communicate with Carlene Merrick at (506) 452-1833.
Teachers who wish to register with l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (AEFNB) are invited to log on to their website at www.aefnb.ca or to communicate with JennyLee Albert at (506) 452-1727.
The NBTF encourages all supply teachers to stay informed during negotiations. All communications related to bargaining will originate from the NBTF, be sent to Branch Presidents, then to school representatives and then posted on the Federation’s Website www.nbtffenb.ca under Negotiations in the Member Only section.
Supply teachers should also make sure their contact information is available to their Branch President in order to receive important notices and updates.
Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to call the NBTF.