CUPE Local 7575 represents approximately 1100 Permanent and Temporary/Casual Educational and Instructional Assistants (EAs/IAs). We are employed by the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB). EAs/IAs are school board support staff education workers who help to deliver programs in the elementary, secondary or alternative education programs. We play an increasingly vital role in today’s classroom as we support individual students or groups of students with medical, physical, behavioural, or communication exceptionalities.
Throughout the years our positions have grown and changed as much as the students we service. We are proud to be a part of the TVDSB team by assisting each student reach their full potential every day.
What’s Happening at CUPE 7575
ONTARIO FEDERATION OF LABOUR
DEADLINE JULY 10: 2017 OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships
The OFL is proud to be joined in partnership by American Income Life (AIL) Canada in calling for applications for the annual OFL/AIL Labour Post-Secondary Scholarships. Deadline for application is July 10, 2017.
Two OFL members, or the children of members, will be selected from a pool of applicants to each receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to support them as they enter their first year of full-time post-secondary study in September 2017. The scholarships will be awarded in honour of distinguished trade union activists who have made a significant contribution to the life and growth of the labour movement in Ontario.
CUPE 7575 HOSTED AN EA/IA APPRECIATION DAY, THURSDAY MAY 4TH, 2017
Congratulations to all EAs/IAs who won prizes! We appreciate all EAs/IAs and your continued commitment to your Union, Students and Schools.
Special THANKS to all the Educational and Instructional Assistants who donated socks at our recent ratification vote. You donated 90 pairs of new socks! The socks were delivered to the Zahaawanong Shelter on your behalf.
Zhaawanong means “South” in the Ojibwe language. This direction means warmth, change, nurturance and renewal – qualities we promote in the shelter.
Operating since June, 1992, the shelter offers a 24 hour emergency shelter for First Nation women and their children who are at high risk of further abuse in the family home. They provide: safety, protection and shelter, (up to 42 days), in a supportive healing environment; intervention and wholistic crisis counselling (group or individual), for women and their children; traditional healing circles for women and children; an understanding of the cycle of violence; promotion of health and wellness and prevention of family violence; emergency transportation; and referral and advocacy, while they are in transition.
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OTIP Partnership Program
CUPE 7575 has entered into a partnership with the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP). This partnership will allow the unit to share information with the membership directly from OTIP. We will also be able to offer retiree benefit workshops. Through this partnership we now have access to the Edvantage Program, which provides great rewards and discounts to education employees and their families throughout Ontario.
OTIP is a not-for-profit organization, specializing in providing insurance solutions for the education community. For almost 40 years, OTIP has provided the education community with unique insurance products and services such as home, auto, life and retiree benefits.
We look forward to developing this relationship with OTIP in order to continue to serve the membership.
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CUPE 4222 AND 7575 GIVE BACK
TO THE ADELAIDE SOUP BOWL IN WOODSTOCK
CUPE Presidents, some executive and members plus student volunteers from the TVDSB Alternative Education Centre served up to 70 attendees at the Adelaide Soup Bowl in Woodstock. For the fourth week in April the union support staff, gave up their desk jobs to purchase, prepare, serve and clean-up at the Soup Kitchen. CUPE members are known for giving back to their communities, and this is just one more example. Serving those who need to access the soup kitchen just to have a warm filling meal gives us a look at how blessed we are to have good jobs and a membership that supports giving back to others. This was an amazing opportunity.
OSBCC Bargaining Update No 21 October15 – confidential to members
SCHOOL BOARD SECTOR
The Ontario School Board Coordinating Committee unites 55,000 school board workers in the public, Catholic, English and French school systems across the province.We are the backbone of the education system and include education assistants, school library workers, administrative assistants, custodians and tradespeople, early childhood educators, instructors, nutrition service workers, school safety monitors and social workers, in schools and board offices.
OSBCC allows education workers from across the province to share information and strategies for bargaining, and to discuss issues and policies of concern. We help locals fight contracting out and defend public education in the face of budget cuts.