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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, Number 5, March 2006

Special resolutions

Recommendation
That 13.2 be amended to read:

"No benefits shall be paid in respect of July or August. However, in the event that an adult educator, with a contract for services during July and August makes a claim, the plan administrator, with the Income Security Committee, has the authority to grant benefits during July and August.

Resolution—Burnaby Teachers’ Association
That Regulation 13.2, page 92, of the Salary Indemnity Plan (Short Term) Regulations be changed to read as follows:

No benefits shall be paid in respect of July and August with the exception of Adult Educators who work in July and/or August.

Resolution—Vancouver Elementary School Teachers’ Association
That Regulation 13.2, page 92, of the Salary Indemnity Plan be amended by adding "with the exception of adult educators who work in July and/or August" to the end of the statement.

Recommendation
That By-law 5.4 (d) be amended by:

1. deleting "January 31, or" and "whichever is later" from the first line.

2. deleting the whole second line "If January 31 falls on a Sunday, nominations must be received by close of business on the next day."

Recommendation
That By-law 7.8(b)ii be amended to read:

"impose a fine on a member except in the case of provincial collective strategy."

Recommendation
That By-law 16 be amended by deleting the second paragraph and replacing it with the following:

"Complaints of an alleged breach by a member, of the Code of Ethics or of conduct harmful or prejudicial to the interests of the Federation may be submitted by any member having a legitimate interest in the complaint and not having available a more appropriate recourse."

"Complaints of an alleged breach by a member, of the Code of Ethics with respect to relationships with students and discharging of professional duties may be submitted by any person having a legitimate interest in the complaint and not having available a more appropriate recourse."

Recommendation
That Clause 2 of the Code of Ethics be amended to read:

The teacher respects the confidential nature of information concerning students and may give it only to authorized persons or agencies directly concerned with their welfare. The teacher follows legal requirements in reporting child protection issues.

Recommendation
That Clause 5 of the Code of Ethics be amended to read:

The teacher directs any criticism of the teaching performance and related work of a colleague to that colleague in private, and only then, after informing the colleague in writing of the intent to do so, may direct in confidence the criticism to appropriate individuals who are able to offer advice and assistance. *

It shall not be considered a breach of the Code of Ethics for a member to follow legal requirements or official protocols in reporting child protection issues.

*See 31.B.12. of the Members’ Guideto the BCTF.



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