Have You Ever Wanted to be more involved in your local council? Maybe you were curious about positions or committees?
The ARA Committee is a group of members from our local who are elected to represent and vote at the Annual Representative Assembly held every year in May. Members bring forth resolutions from our local and debate policy and direction of our Association.
The EPC, or Economic Policy Committee has now been renamed "Teacher Welfare Committee or TWC" and it is responsible for identifying areas that will improve teacher welfare.This can be everything from improved salary and benefits, leaves for caring for family members, to improved working conditions.TWC reps gather this information directly from the local membership, either through surveys or through direct conversation with their colleagues.The Negotiating Sub Committee, which is made up of members of the TWC, then takes these priorities to the board and through the local bargaining process, develops a collective agreement with the board that outlines teacher working conditions and entitlements.