August 23, 2015
Mr. Howard Miller
Eastern Shores School Board
40, rue Montsorrel, C.P. 500
New Carlisle, QC
Dear Mr. Miller:
As part of the provincial Action Plan to support the ongoing provincial contract negotiations, the members of ESTA are now boycotting all training sessions organized by the administration or school board (this includes training sessions at the local and provincial levels).
What does this mean? We will not attend optional training activities. As for compulsory activities, you can order us to attend and we will comply. However, participation will be PASSIVE in nature.
Furthermore, we ask that you respect our fifty (50) minute lunch hour and thirty-two (32) hours of presence per week to be respected (five hours per week should be teacher-directed as they are part of the Work of a Personal Nature (WPN) time). Included in the 32 hours is any time spent traveling to workshops not held at our “home” school.
cc. Ms. Nancy Doddridge, Director of Human Resources
Ms. Lisa Mosher, Director of Education Services
Mr. Wade Gifford, Chair of the Council of Commissioners
ESTA Union Delegates