The 2021-2022 school year has been challenging yet again!. So much has been different for the students we support, our families, and how we view our roles within Thames Valley.
As we are hopefully at the end of a global pandemic, we can reflect on how we worked together to support student learning. We continue to show courage, resiliency, and have worked extremely hard. The times were uncertain, and it was a bumpy road, but we showed our ability to persevere and showed nothing but compassion, empathy and our dedication to the students and families we support!
As we are starting our summer breaks, we need the break now more than I think we ever have. Educational Assistants are exhausted, and we really hope everyone takes the time to decompress and enjoy your families. At some point of the summer, we hope members can reflect and see how we have become stronger. We hope that we can return more united, and more determined than ever.
THIS IS YOUR LOCAL – THIS IS YOUR UNION …. TOGETHER, AS A TEAM – WE CAN DO THIS!!
Please be sure to click on the links at the top of the page to learn more about who your Executive Committee are, the resources available to you and our contact information!
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The OSBCU feels that keeping workers informed of what is happening at the table is key to the high participation needed to achieve the gains necessary!
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Please check out our Executive Committee for 2021. Contact information can be found in the About Us section of the website.
Rebecca Avey, President
Kristine Hamilton, Vice President
Jenn Eckert, Chief Steward
Marnie Tegler-Lapointe, Recording Secretary
Paul Nagy, Health & Safety Officer
Rachel King, Financial Officer
Jennifer Richmond, Membership Officer
Jason Bertling, Communications Officer
Our current Collective Agreement is now located under the Collective Agreement section under the Resources tab.
Our Bylaws section has been updated. Please check it out by clicking on the Resources tab.
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