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Welcome to the Thames Valley Occasional Teachers website.


ETFO Central Collective Bargaining Bulletin # 8 - November 8, 2019 has now been posted to this website. To view this bulletin, see Membership Menu.

TVOT Paid PD Opportunity

Your Thames Valley Occasional Teachers' Local/TVOT is hosting paid professional learning workshops for daily Occasional Teachers and Long-Term Occasional Teachers in assignments less than .5 .

Registration is via the Board's Employee Portal (see Conference/Session Registrations).

TVOT hosted workshops:

        1) Classroom Mangement for Daily Occasional Teachers

        2) Making a Difference

        3) Supporting English Language Learners

Date:  November 15, 2019 (Board PA Day)

Where: BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St., London

When:  Morning sessions are 9am to 11:30am; afternoon sessions are 1pm to 3:30pm.

Lunch is not provided 

TVOT Local announces Local strike vote of 94%

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Important CUPE Job Action

Members should be aware that members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will begin legal Work-to-Rule (WTR) strike action on Monday September 30, 2019.

Advice to all Members:

  • Teachers and Occasional Teachers have a contractual obligation to be at work as employees of the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB).
  • Teachers do not do the work of other bargaining units.
  • Teachjers will not take up struck work and will not do any work normally performed by CUPE members.
  • Elementary teachers will contact their respective ETFO Local Office immediately if they are asked or coerced by the employer or its agents to undertake any of the above.

Members are reminded of the following:

  • Supervision is hard capped at 80 minutes in a five-day cycle (Collective Agreement L17.06).
  • Preparation time is Teacher-owned and is for professional purposes as determined by the Teacher free of teaching, supervisory, or other assigned duties (Collective Agreement L17.04).
  • Scheduled lunch breaks of not less than forty (40) consecutive minutes will be free of teaching, supervisory, or other duties (Collective Agreement L17.05).

Members are advised not to listen to rumor or speculation. Members will be provided with advice and direction from their respective Local Office.

Thank you for all that you do to discharge your duties in support of the learning of the students in your care.

If you have questions regarding the above, please contact us at 519-641-3936.


Links to EFTO Pension News and PD development options.  See Membership Menu.

The 2018-2019 Professional Learning Development Fund Application Form is now available.  To download a copy go to  Useful Forms/Documents listed in the Member's Services menu (you must be logged in to access this page).

ETFO Videos of Interest to Members and the General Public:

Continuing Our Exclusive Partnership with OTIP for details click here




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