Resource Services Report
Macisaac, Director Of Human Resource Services
Wendy King, Coordinator
Human Resource Services CUPE
(CUPE) has been active in a number of activities since late August, including
interviews of Teacher Assistants to be added to our casual employees
specifically in Northern Cape Breton. Applications were called for a number of
postings in various fields of non-teaching staff in early September.
In efforts to
continue to build a positive Management/ Union relationship, the Department of
Environment and Labour, Labour Services Division will be providing a Joint Supervisor-Steward
Training (One Day Program) to CUPE union members and management on September 14th. Conciliation Services Joint Supervisor-Steward
Training Program focuses on relationship building skills. It is designed to
complement the training the employer provides its supervisors and the union its
stewards and officers. The program covers many issues relevant to both
supervisors and stewards in a non-adversarial climate which may allow for the
promotion of mutual respect among the participants. Participation in the
program will enable both sides to more clearly identify conflicting opinions on
issues and learn positive means to mediate such.
Occupational Health and Safety
September 10, 2010
(1) Welcome Back
The beginning of
this school year has been busy providing school staffs with information
regarding Occupational Health and Safety bulletin boards, first aid training
requirements, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for labs, etc. and
chemical removal from science labs.
(2) Lab Safety
initiative to provide a common inspection form for science labs is being
(3) Umbrella Health and Safety Committee
Health and Safety Committee is comprised of representatives from CUPE, NSTU and
Central office staff. The purpose of this Committee is to review and set
Board-wide goals for health and safety within our Board. This Committee will
hold its first meeting within the next couple of weeks.
Coordinator of Human Resources
meeting with the Core Technology Committee to discuss the communication plan in
regards to priorities and planning for the upcoming year.
for summer hires for Elementary and Student Services positions.
Development Fund Committee (PDFC)
The next session
of the PDFC will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010.
Teacher Mentorship Seminar
been held with CBU Education Department to explore possibilities for a
Cooperating Teacher Mentorship seminar for later in the fall.
A meeting with the Human Resources
Working Group on the AESOP system will be held later in the month.
Coordinator of Human Resources
Review of enrollment numbers and staffing
concerns continues. Principal will continue to enter enrollments each Friday
for the next three weeks.
2. NOVA SCOTIA EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
A meeting was held in Halifax on September
3rd. Plans are now underway for an assessment seminar. Length of
seminar and costing are being reviewed to make it more accessible to staff.
Modules continue to be reviewed and vetted.
3. PROVINCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES
A meeting was held on September 9, 2010 in
Baddeck. Robert Sampson presented on ”Social Networking While Off Duty”. Round
table articles on various issues and concerns to boards were discussed.