Important Notice about the #OCTE15 Conference

As you are aware, political unrest is occurring in selected Districts across the Province of Ontario. This has raised concerns by some of our members about eligibility to attend our annual conference in May. To address these concerns, the OCTE executive approached the OSSTF Provincial Office for clarification. The OSSTF response is as follows:

"The strike rules committee has ruled that members who are participating in a local strike must not participate in external voluntary activities related to their employment as a teacher, which includes Subject Association activities" 
- Lori Foote, Associate General Secretary, Professional Services Division

Therefore, members who are in a legal strike action will not be able to attend the conference.

The OCTE executive has decided not to cancel the 2015 conference. The decision was  based not only on our contractual agreement with the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel, but also because we are a Provincial Subject Association who is committed to providing quality professional development for Science & Technology and Technological Education teachers across Ontario.

Hope this helps clarify any uncertainties.

Thanks

Kevin Shea
Chair - Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE)
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