In September, your staff will hold elections for staff reps. Facts to know:

  • The staff rep is the peer of the principal in matters related to the interpretation and application of the Collective Agreement at the school/site.
  • The rights and responsibilities of the staff rep is firmly grounded in the Collective Agreement, in statute (Labour Code, School Act, Employment Standards Act, Workers’ Compensation Act, Industrial Health and Safety Regulations) and in arbitration jurisprudence (case law, court decisions).
  • The Collective Agreement represents the mutually agreed upon terms and conditions of employment for STA members in the district.
  • The union has a legal obligation to fairly represent the members of the bargaining unit.

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