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2020-2021 Update

Hello Members,

Happy New Year!

Hopefully, this year will be a year of getting back to some normalcy.

I want to congratulate everyone on stepping up once again to a government that has no respect for teachers. The announcement by the Ford Government, waiting until holidays started, that schools would be closed starting in January and expect a simple flip of the switch to teach online is not acceptable. This government has no idea of the complexities of these decisions and the impacts not only on teachers, but families. Minister Lecce announcing that training took place for remote learning is a joke. The miscommunication is insulting and only adds to the stress of teachers.

I know this has increased stress levels for everyone and I want you to make sure you are taking care of yourself.

I have received word that the first Central Dispute Resolution (CDR) process finally has dates set with an arbitrator. Also, OECTA is planning to move forward with a second CDR and is in the process of gathering information from units.

I want to thank everyone for their courage and dedication to PVNC and to know that the School Reps, Executive, Andy and I are here to assist. We will get through this.

Stay safe everyone,

Kelly McNeely

PVNC Unit President


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