Welcome to summer! For those of you who are just finishing teaching a course in May and June, your Records of Employment (ROEs) should be uploaded to Service Canada by the middle of this week. These are needed for those of you who are planning on applying for Employment Insurance. You can apply now, but payment won’t be processed until after the Employer has uploaded your ROE. Under recent changes to EI, it is possible to continue working and still collect a portion of your EI payment, depending upon how much your work has been reduced. We always advise you to apply after your contract ends.
For those of you earning the base rate and teaching a class with more than 75 student, your last pay stub should reflect an additional supplementary payment of $5.75 per student for each student above 75. If you taught a class with more than 75 students, please confirm that this additional supplement has been paid (and contact us if you haven’t received it).
If you have incurred professional development costs, we encourage you to apply to our Professional Development Fund by the end of July. Also, you still have access to Health Care Spending and Dental Spending until the end of August, when 2016-17 coverage expires.
Finally, we strongly encourage you to fill out our collective bargaining survey. This is an important way to ensure that your voice is heard in your union’s collective bargaining proposals. Our first days of bargaining with the Employer are on July 19 and 20. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the secure link.
You will also be receiving a specific email for you to be able to set up a time to talk one-on-one with Toni Xerri, our unit 2 mobilizer, to give us some more in-depth feedback about collective bargaining this summer.
If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to let us know.