Campbell River District Teachers' Association

School District 72

LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING NO. 1

BETWEEN

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation

AND

The British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association


Re: Designation of Provincial and Local Matters

Pursuant to the Public Education Labour Relations Act, the negotiators for the above parties agree to recommend to their respective principals the following with respect to the designation of provincial matters and local matters as they relate to the current round of negotiations:

1.    Those matters contained within Appendix 1 shall be designated as Provincial Matters;

2.    Those matters contained within Appendix 2 shall be designated as Local Matters.

Dated this 31st of May, 1995 at Vancouver, B.C.


“D. Hogg”
Negotiation Team For
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
“K. Halliday”
Negotiation Team For
British Columbia Public School
Employers’ Association


NOTE:  This consolidation of Letter of Understanding No. 1 (Designation of Provincial and Local Matters), including Appendices 1 and 2, includes the agreement of May 31, 1995, and subsequent amendments up to April 2004.

Appendix 1
PROVINCIAL MATTERS
Appendix 1 – Provincial Matters

Housekeeping — Form Issues

1.    3.10      Glossary for terms
2.    3.17      Gender - Use of Plural and Singular in Contract Language;
        Interpretation of Teacher Contracts and School Act
3.    3.4      Cover Page of Agreement - Memorandum

Section A — The Collective Bargaining Relationship

1.    Term and Renegotiation
    1.71       Negotiations - Provision for Re-Opening During Tern, Re-Opening Agreement During Present Term of Contract
    1.99      Bridging, Strikes, Term of Agreement, Renewal of Agreement
    3.29      Retroactivity

2.    Legislative Change
    3.18      Legislative Change

3.    Recognition of the Union
    3.28      Recognition of Union

4.    Membership Requirement
    3.49    Membership Requirements

5.    Exclusions from the Bargaining Unit
    3.8       Bargaining Unit - Exclusion From Inter-Union Liaison

6.    No Contracting Out
    1.32     Contracting Out, Job Security

7.    Local/BCTF Dues Deduction
    3.48    Dues Deduction - BCTF and Association, College Fees

8.    President’s /Officer Release
    1.61      President’s/Officer Release, Other Officers

9.    Management Rights
    3.21    Management Rights / Responsibilities

10.    Pro-D Chairperson Release
    1.79      Coordinators of Professional Development - Leave & 1.10 - Role into 10

11.    Release for Local, BCTF, CTF, College of Teachers and Education International     Business
    1.65  Leave - Union Business, BCTF, CTF, COT; Long Term
    1.66 Leave - BCTF, CTF, COT, Union Business; Short Term

12.    Leave for Contract Negotiations
    1.57      Contract Negotiations Leave

13.    Staff Representatives
    3.51    Representatives, School Staff
    3.52    Chief Delegates, Union Staff Representatives, Representation,
        Due Process Right to Representation

14.    Right to Representation
    3.52    Chief Delegates, Union Staff Representatives, Representation, Due Process Right to                 Representation
    1.37    Suspension, Dismissal and Discipline

15.    School Staff Committees
    3.22     Committee-School Staff, District Committees

16.    Access to Information
    4.40    Access to Information

17.    Staff Orientation
    1.72     Orientation, Teacher, Employee

18.    Copy of Agreement
    1.26      Copy of Collective Agreement

19.    Grievance Procedure
    3.2       Arbitration (sometimes included with grievance procedure)
    3.11     Grievance Procedure - Board Policy
    3.12      Grievance Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Natural Justice; Appeal Process for Teachers;             Personnel Practices and Due Process

20.    Expedited Arbitration
    3.7      Expedited - Arbitration

21.    Troubleshooter
    3.13      Grievance - Troubleshooter

Section B — Salary and Economic Benefits

1.    Placement on Scale
    1.75      Salary Review,
    1.38      Bonus for Education Courses, Reimbursement for Non-Credit Courses
    1.75      Classification of Salary, Placement on Schedule, Letters of Permission,    Placement on Schedule
    1.85      Bonus for Upgrading, Course Bonuses
    1.90      New Positions, Reclassification - Salary
    3.45    Error in Salary - Adjustments

2.    Category Addition

3.    Category Elimination

4.    Experience Recognition
a.    1.40  Recognition of Experience - Salary Purposes
    Special Placement

5.    Salary Scale

6.    Trade, Technical and Work Experience

7.    Increment Date
    1.43      Salary - Increments, Withholding, Dates of Extra Increments for Long Service


8.    Part-time Employees’ Pay and Benefits
    1.82     Part Time Teachers’ Sick Leave and Benefits, Employment Rights -Part Time Teachers

9.    Teachers’ on Call Pay and Benefits
    1.94    Salary and Sick Leave of Substitute Teachers -Benefits

10.    Summer School and Night School Payment
    1.86    Counsellors Working Outside School Calendar, Night School Payments, Salary - Payment for Additional Days; Not Regular School Days

11.    Associated Professionals
    1.23    Speech Pathologists, Associated Professionals, Other Non-Teaching Employees

12.    Positions of Special Responsibility
    1.89    Salary - Posts of Special Responsibilities - Teachers in Charge, Curriculum Inservice Fund, Coordinators’ Allowance, Dept. Heads and Posts of Special Responsibilities, Salary and Appointments

13.    Teacher in Charge
    1.2    Acting Administrators (Filling Temporarily Vacant Position)
    1.89    Salary - Posts of Special Responsibilities - Teachers in Charge, Curriculum Inservice Fund, Coordinators’ Allowance, Dept. Heads and Posts of Special Responsibilities, Salary and Appointments

14.    Automobile/Travel Allowance
    2.1    Automobile Expenses
    2.2    Travel Allowance

15.    First Aid Allowance
    1.41    First Aid, First Aid Allowances, Training

16.    Isolation Allowance
    2.6    Special Allowances, i.e., Moving, Travel, Isolation, One Room School, Rural, Outer Island, Village Assignment, Pro-D Travel Allowance, etc.

17.    Moving/Relocation Allowance
    2.6    Special Allowances, i.e., Moving, Travel, Isolation, One Room School, Rural, Outer Island, Village Assignment, Pro-D Travel Allowance, etc.

18.    One Room School Allowance
    2.6    Special Allowances, i.e., Moving, Travel, Isolation, One Room School, Rural, Outer Island, Village Assignment, Pro-D Travel Allowance, etc.

19.    1.96    Classroom Supply Allowance (Compensation for Funds Spent by
        Teachers on Class)
20.    Housing Assistance
    2.5    Housing
21.    Part Month Payments and Deductions
    1.87    Part Month Payments and Deductions - Schedule

22.    No Cuts in Salary and Benefits
    1.69    No Cuts in Salary

23.    Pay Periods
    1.88    Pay Periods, Salary Payday Schedule

24.    Payment For Work Beyond Regular Work Year
1.86    Counsellors Working Outside School Calendar, Night School Payments/Summer School Payments, Salary-Payment for Additional Days; Not Regular School Days

24.    Board Payment of College Fees
    1.5    College Fees, Employer Payment

25.    General Benefits
    1.10    General Information, Benefits
    3.36    Benefits - Management Committee

26.    Benefits - Coverage
    1.6    Coverage - Benefits
    1.7    Dental
    1.9    Extended Health
    1.11    Group Life Coverage
    3.37    Benefits - Optional Life Insurance
    1.12    Long Term Disability
    1.14    MSP, Benefits
    1.16    Deferred Salary Retirement Plan
    1.20    Vision Care
    1.24    Clothing Allowance; Uniforms / Coveralls
    2.7     Medical Leave - Preauthorized Travel for Medical Services Leave

27.    Death Benefits
    1.8    Death

28.    Unemployment Insurance/SIF Rebate
    3.3     Benefits - UIC (all rebates)

29.    Continuation of Benefits
    1.13    Benefits - Payment for During Leave
    1.17    Salary Indemnity, Salary Continuance, Long Term Disability

30.    Retirement Bonuses
    1.15    Pension, Retirement, Superannuation
    1.16    Retirement Incentive Benefits
    1.22    Bonus for Long Service
    1.27     Bonus for Early Retirement, Early Retirement Incentive
    2.8    Wellness Programs

31.    Employee and Family Assistance Program
    2.3    EAP/EFAP

32.    Personal Property Insurance
    1.102    Loss of Personal Effects, Theft, Vandalism

33.    Group RRSP
    3.38      Benefits - RRSP

Section C — Employment Rights

1.    Employment on Continuing Contract
    1.31    Employment/Appointment on Continuing Contract
    1.98    Employment Rights - Temporary Teachers
    3.1    Appointment - Probationary

2.    Dismissal and Discipline for Misconduct

    1.37    Suspension, Dismissal and Discipline
    3.40    Conduct of a Teacher (Outside School)


3.    Dismissal Based on Performance
    3.5    Dismissal for Non-Performance

3.1    The Processes of Evaluation of Teachers’ Teaching Performance

4.    Part-Time Teachers’ Employment Rights
    1.45    Job Sharing
    1.74    Appointment to District (Offer of), Posting & Filling Vacant Positions, Assignments, Job Sharing, Posting & Filling Vacant Positions
    1.82    Part Time Teachers’ Sick Leave and Benefits, Employment Rights - Part Time Teachers
    1.83    Long Services - Part Time Teaching Plan, Part Year Teachers

5.    Teacher on Call Hiring Practices
    1.95    Availability of Substitute Teachers and Hiring Practices

6.    Seniority-Layoff-Recall-Severance Pay
    1.100    Layoff, Termination, Re-Engagement, Severance, Seniority
    3.24    Seniority (not associated with termination/severance)

7.    Retraining
    1.50    Board Directed Upgrading, Educational Leave, Academic, Exams, Board Directed Education Upgrading, Educational Improvements Leave, Professional Leave Retraining, Teaching Training, Upgrading - Board Directed

Section D — Working Conditions

1.    Hours of Work
    1.84    Duration of School Day; Instructional Time, Extended Day; Four Day Week, Librarians; Counsellors Hours and Schedules

2.    Preparation Time
    1.84    Duration of School Day; Instructional Time, Extended Day; Four Day Week, Librarians; Counsellors Hours and Schedules
3.    Regular Work Year for Teachers
    1.92    Regular Work Year for Teachers; School Calendar
    1.104      Year Round Schools
    3.46    Reports (Teacher) on Students
    1.77    Anecdotal Reports for Elementary Students,  Staggered Part Day Entries
    1.73    Conference Days - Parent Teacher
    3.50    Closure of Schools for Health or Safety Reasons

4.    Duration of School Day
    1.84    Duration of School Day; Instructional Time, Extended Day; Four Day Week, Librarians; Counsellors Hours and Schedules
    1.77    Anecdotal Reports for Elementary Students,  Staggered Part Day Entries

5.    Supervision Duties
    1.97    Duty Free Lunch Hour, Noon Hour Supervision, Supervision Duties

6.    Availability of Teacher on Call
    1.95    Availability of Substitute Teachers and Hiring Practices

7.    Teacher on Call Working Conditions
    3.30    Substitute Teacher Working Conditions

8.    Mentor/Beginning Teacher Program
    1.4    Student Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Mentorship Program
    1.72      Orientation, Teacher, Employee

9.    Child Care for Work Beyond Regular Hours
    1.35     Day Care; Child Care

10.    Home Education
    1.42    Home Education, Suspended Students, Hospital/Homebound Teachers

11.    Itinerant Teachers
    1.36    Definition of Teachers, Itinerant Teachers

12.    Space and Facilities
    1.110     space and facilities

13.    Non-traditional Worksites
    1.3    Adult Education, Storefront Schools, Satellite School Programs

14.    Correspondence Courses
    1.33    Correspondence School

15.    Technological Change
    3.31    Adjustment Plan - Board Introduced Change; Technological Change; Library Resource                 Automation

16.    Hearing and Medical Checks
    1.105    Medical Examinations, Tests, Screening for TB; Medical Tests - Hearing

17.    Services to Teachers
    1.107    School Services to Teachers,  Like Translation

18.    Inner City Schools
    2.9    Use of Inner City School Funds    

Section E — Personnel Practices

1.    Definitions
    1.36    Definition of Teachers, Itinerant Teachers

2.    Posting Vacant Positions
    1.74    Appointment to District (Offer of), Posting & Filling Positions, Assignments, Job Sharing, Posting & Filling Vacant Positions
        3.23    Posting Procedures - Filling
        3.32    Posting & Filling Vacant Positions - School Reorganization
    1.101    Board Initiated Transfers, Involuntary Transfers
    1.30    Creation of New Positions
    3.25    General Provisions for Transfer
    3.34    Teacher Initiated Transfer - Voluntary

3.    Filling Vacant Positions
    1.74    Appointment to District (Offer of), Posting & Filling Positions, Assignments, Job Sharing, Posting & Filling Vacant Positions
    3.23    Posting Procedures - Filling
    3.32    Posting & Filling Vacant Positions - School Reorganization
    1.101    Board Initiated Transfers, Involuntary Transfers
    1.30    Creation of New Positions
    3.33    Staff Reductions - Transfers (may impact Section C.?)
    3.43    Job Description

3.1    NOTE:  Re:  Selection of Administrative Officers, See Addendum B.

4.    Offer of Appointment to the District
    1.74    Appointment to District (Offer of), Posting & Filling Positions, Assignments, Job Sharing, Posting & Filling Vacant Positions

5.    Positions and Assignments - referenced to Definition

6.    Non-sexist Environment
    3.16    Non Sexist Environment

7.    Sexual Harassment
    3.15    Harassment - Sexual; Personal Harassment

8.    Harassment
    3.14    Harassment of Teachers

9.    Falsely Accused Employee Assistance
    2.4    Falsely Accused Employee

10.    Parental Complaints
    3.39    Complaints - Public

11.    Violence Prevention in Schools
    3.47    Acts of Violence Against Teachers

12.    Criminal Record Checks
    1.111     criminal record checks
13.    Resignation
    3.44    Employee Terminating Employment

Section F — Professional Rights
1.    Educational Change
    1.34    Curriculum Implementation; Field Services
    1.76    Consultation Time to Deal w/Curriculum Changes Imposed by Ministry
    3.41    Future Education Directions Committee

2.    Professional Development: Funding (NOTE:  See also Addendum C)
    1.19    Tuition Costs
        1.78    Professional Development Committee - as related to funding
        1.81    Funds - Professional Development

3.    Professional Days (Non-Instructional)
    1.70    Non-Instructional Days

4.    School Accreditation
    1.1    Assessment, Accreditation (Elementary & Secondary)

5.    Professional Autonomy
    3.26    Autonomy - Professional; Method of Instruction
    3.27    Responsibilities - Duties of  Teachers
    1.44    Copyright Infringement; Indemnification; Save Harmless
    3.42    Use of PCs - Video

Section G — Leaves of Absence

1.    Sick Leave
    1.63    Communicable Disease, Sick Leave, Sick Leave Portability, Bone Marrow/Cell Separation Program Participation - Leave
    2.7    Medical Leave - Preauthorized Travel for Medical Services Leave

2.    Maternity and Parental Leave and S.U.B. Plan
    1.18    Maternity Supplemental Unemployment
    1.108    Maternity Leave
    1.109    Parental Leave - Short Term

3.    Short Term Paternity Leave and Adoption Leave
    1.46    Adoption Leave
    1.60    Paternity Leave

4.    Jury Duty and Appearances in Legal Proceedings
    1.56    Jury Duty Leave, Witness

5.    Educational Leave
    1.50    Board Directed Upgrading, Educational Leave, Academic, Exams, Board Directed Education             Upgrading, Educational Improvements Leave, Professional Development Leave Retraining,             Teaching Training, Upgrading,- Board Directed
    1.103    Study Leave - Year End

6.    Bereavement/Compassionate Leave
    1.48    Bereavement Leave
    1.53    Funeral Leave
7.    Leave for Family Illness
    1.52    Care of Dependents Child or Relative - Emergency or Long Term Chronic - Leave, Emergency Leave for Family Illness, Compassionate Leave
8.    Discretionary Leave
    1.54 Short Term - Leave, Discretionary; General; Personal

9.    Leave for Elected Office and Community Service
    1.49    Community Service; Search and Rescue Leave
    1.51    Election Leave, Political Leave

10.    WCB Leave With Pay
    1.21    WCB
    1.67    Worker’s Compensation - Leave

11.    Early Retirement Incentive Plan - separate from B

12.    Leave of Absence Incentive Plan
    1.47    Absence Incentive Plan - Leave

13.    Religious Holidays
    1.62    Religious Holiday - Leave

14.    Leave to Attend Retirement Seminars
    1.112    Leave to Attend Retirement Seminars

15.    Leave for Communicable Disease
    1.63    Communicable Disease, Sick Leave, Sick Leave Portability, Bone Marrow/Cell Separation Program Participation - Leave

16.    Leave for Conference Participation
    1.113    Leave for Conference Participation

17.    Leave for Competitions
    1.55    International Amateur Competition, Sports Competition Leave

18.    Leave for Visiting Exchange Teachers (needs broader title)
    1.59    Dept. of Defence, Exchange Teacher; Outside Assignment, Secondment, Detached Duty - Leave,
        Resource Teacher Assignment

19.    Leave for University Convocations (needs broader title)
    1.64    Citizenship, Marriage, Special Circumstances, Grad, Weather Leaves

20.    Leave for Blood, Tissue and Organ Donations
    1.63    Communicable Disease, Sick Leave, Sick Leave Portability, Bone Marrow/Cell Separation Program Participation - Leave

21.    Leave for Exams
    1.50    Board Directed Upgrading, Educational Leave, Academic, Exams, Board Directed Education Upgrading, Educational Improvements Leave, Professional Development Leave Retraining, Teaching Training, Upgrading,- Board Directed

22.    Miscellaneous Leaves with cost
    1..58    Other - Leave
    1.106    Committee - Detached Duty
May 31, 1995 - Provincial

 


Appendix 2
LOCAL MATTERS

Appendix 2 – Local Matters
Housekeeping - Form
    4.37    Glossary for Terms
    4.17    Cover Page of Agreement - Memorandum
    4.21    Preamble, Introduction, Objects, Statement of Purpose
    4.22    Purpose of Contract

Section A — The Collective Bargaining Relationship

1.    Local Negotiation Procedures
    4.1    Abeyance of Contract

2.    Recognition of Union
    4.39    Recognition of Union

3.    Access to Worksite
    4.2     Access to Worksite

4.    Use of School Facilities
    4.30      Use of Facilities

5.    Bulletin Board
    4.6      Bulletin Board

6.    Internal Mail
    4.15     Internal Mail

7.    Access to Information
    4.40     Access to Information

8.    Teachers’ Assistants     (NOTE:  See also Addendum C)
    4.29     Aides, Volunteers, Teacher Assistants

9.    Picket Line Protection
    4.38    Protection - Picket Line; School Closures - Re: Picket Lines (Strikes)

Section B — Salary and Economic Benefits

1.    Purchase Plans for Equipment
    4.27     Computer Purchase

2.    Payroll Deductions
    4.24    Payroll Deductions to Teachers Investment Account; Canada Savings Bond Deductions; Investment of Payroll -Choice of Bank Account

3.    Employee Donations for Income Tax Purposes

Section D — Working Conditions

1.    Extra-curricular Activities
    3.11    Extra-curricular

2.    Staff Meetings
    4.28     Meetings - Staff

3.    Health and Safety
    4.26    No Smoking - Smoke Free Environment

4.    Health and Safety Committee
    4.14      Accident Prevention Committee; Health and Safety Committee

5.    Hazardous Materials

6.    Student Medication and Medical Procedures
    1.68    Integration, Mainstreaming, Special Needs Students Specific to Student Medication and Medical Procedures

7.    Local Involvement in Board Budget Process
    4.5    Committee - Finance Board Budget - Union Involvement, School Funds

8.    Teacher Involvement in Planning New Schools
    4.27    Computer Purchase Plan; Construction of New Schools (Teacher Input) Equipment, Utilization, Supplies

Section E — Personnel Practices

1.    Personnel Files
    4.20      Personnel Files

2.    School Act Appeals
    4.25      Appeal by Students/Parents Under School Act

3.    Board Policy
        4.4    Board Policy - Commercialism in Schools; Input into Board Policy

4.    No Discrimination
    4.35    Discrimination

5.    Race Relations
    4.33    Multiculturalism; Race Relations    

6.    Gender Equity
    4.36    Gender Equity

6.1    NOTE:  Re:  Selection of Administrative Officers, see Addendum B.

Section F — Professional Rights

1.    Professional Development Committee  (NOTE:  See also Addendum C)
    1.78    Professional Development Committee - as related to control

2.    First Nations Curriculum
    4.12     First Nations - Indian Studies Curriculum

3.    Women’s Studies
    4.31     Women’s Studies

4.    Committees
    4.8    Committee - Professional Relations
    4.19    Parent Advisory Council
    4.48    Joint Studies, Liaison, Employment Relations Committee

5.    Fund raising
    4.13    Fund  Raising

6.    Classroom Expenses
    4.23    Reimbursement for Classroom Materials Paid by Teachers

Section G — Leaves of Absence
    4.3    Banked Time Plan
    4.7    Committee - Leave of Absence
    4.18    Non-Contractual Items, Without Prejudice
    4.11    Energy Awareness
    4.16    Leave - notice

1.    Long Term Personal Leave

2.    Extended Maternity/Parental Leave/Parenthood (or their equivalent)

3.    Deferred Salary/Self Funded Leave Plans

Other unpaid leaves from Previous Local Agreements not otherwise contained in Appendix 1 are deemed to be part of Appendix 2 (Local Matters).

NOTE:    See also Addendum A and Addendum D re unpaid leaves.


Addendum A To
Letter of Understanding No. 1
Appendix 1 and 2

Unpaid Leave In The Designation Of Provincial and Local Matters

Unpaid leave shall be designated for local negotiations, except as it relates to those elements of the clause that are provincial including:  continuation of benefits, increment entitlement, pension related matters, and posting and filling.


“D. Hogg”
Negotiation Team For
British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
“K. Halliday”
Negotiation Team For
British Columbia Public School
Employers’ Association

October 25/95

Addendum B To
Letter of Understanding No. 1
Appendices 1 and 2

Concerning Selection of Administrative Officers

“Selection of Administrative Officers” shall be designated as a local matter for negotiations in those districts where the Previous Local Matters Agreement contained language which dealt with this issue or its equivalent.  For all other districts, “Selection of Administrative Officers” shall be deemed a provincial matter for negotiations.

The issue of Administrative Officers returning to the bargaining unit does not form part of this addendum to appendices 1 and 2.

For the purposes of paragraph one of this addendum, the parties acknowledge that language on the issue of “Selection of Administrative Officers” or its equivalent exists in the Previous Local Agreements for the following districts:  Fernie, Nelson, Castlegar, Revelstoke, Vernon, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Nechako, Cowichan, Alberni and Stikine.

The parties further acknowledge that there may be language in other Previous Local Agreements on this same issue.  Where that proves to be the case, “Selection of Administrative Officers” or its equivalent shall be deemed a local matter for negotiations.

Dated this 11 day of December, 1996.

“Alice McQuade”
President
BC Teachers’ Federation
“K. Halliday”
Chief Negotiator
BC Public School Employers’ Association


Addendum C To
Letter of Understanding No. 1
Appendices 1 and 2

Professional Development

For the purposes of section 7 of part 3 of PELRA the parties agree as follows:

Professional Development:

Language concerning the date that funds for professional development are to be made available in a district, reference to a “fund” for professional development purposes and the continued entitled of an individual teacher to professional development funds and/or teacher-on-call time following a transfer shall be designated as local matters.


For BCTF:
“R. Worley”
For BCPSEA:
“K. Halliday”

Date:    Original April 23, 1997
Amended by Education Services Collective Agreement Amendment Act, 2004


Addendum D To
Letter of Understanding No. 1
Appendices 1 and 2

Re:  October 25, 1995 Letter of Understanding (“Unpaid Leave”) – Revised

1.    The parties agree that “unpaid leave” for the purposes of the Letter of Understanding signed between the parties on October 25, 1995 means an unpaid leave not otherwise designated as a provincial matter in Appendix 1 (Provincial Matters) of the agreement on designation of the split of issues.

2.    Unpaid leave as described in (1) above shall be designated for local negotiations except for provincial considerations in the article including:  continuation of benefits, increment entitlement and matters related to pensions and posting and filling.

Dated this 7th of October, 1997.


British Columbia Teachers’ Federation


“R. Worley”
British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association

“K. Halliday”

CRDTA

Phone: 250-286-1663

Fax: 250-286-1679