The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) has recently updated its collective agreement for 2018. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of employment for all YRDSB employees, including teachers, support staff, and administrative staff.

One of the key changes in the 2018 collective agreement is a salary increase of 1.5% for all YRDSB employees. This increase will be retroactive to September 1, 2018, and will be reflected in the paychecks of YRDSB employees starting in January 2019.

In addition to the salary increase, the 2018 collective agreement also includes changes to the sick leave policy. Under the new policy, employees will be entitled to a total of ten days of sick leave per year, with four of those days being paid. This is a change from the previous policy, which allowed for twelve days of sick leave per year with six of those days being paid.

Another notable change in the 2018 collective agreement is the introduction of a new professional development day. This day will be used to provide YRDSB employees with training and development opportunities specific to their roles and responsibilities. This new day will be in addition to the existing professional development days that are already in place.

The 2018 collective agreement also includes updates to the grievance procedure. These updates are intended to streamline the process and make it more efficient for all parties involved. Under the new procedure, grievances will be resolved at the lowest possible level, and timelines for resolution have been established.

Finally, the 2018 collective agreement includes changes to the retirement process for YRDSB employees. Under the new policy, employees will be given more flexibility in terms of their retirement dates and options for bridging their pensions.

Overall, the 2018 YRDSB collective agreement represents a positive step forward for YRDSB employees. The salary increase, changes to the sick leave policy, and the introduction of a new professional development day are all designed to improve the working conditions and opportunities for YRDSB employees. With these changes in place, YRDSB employees can look forward to a more rewarding and satisfying work experience.