If you have concerns or questions, please contact your Local 22 Teacher Welfare Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact Teacher Welfare at email@example.com or call 1-800-232-7208 and ask for Teacher Welfare. Please note that advice cannot be provided via email. Please provide a telephone contact number where you can be reached.
What is the Teacher Welfare Committee?
Elected members of the TWC are individuals who represent various levels of teacher opinion and concern to the bargaining unit. TWC members assume leadership roles within the bargaining unit which require continuing commitment. Following the Association’s bargaining procedures, salary policy, and traditions, the TWC is responsible for communicating and ensuring a degree of consistency in our local economic policy. During the bargaining process, the TWC works closely with the local executive, the negotiating subcommittee (NSC), and the Representative of the Bargaining Agent (RBA.)
Who is the TWC and the NSC?
Pembina Hills Local 22 teachers elect nine voting members to the TWC, with four members at large and at least one teacher from each of ADLC, VV, Westlock County, Barrhead County and Swan Hills-Fort Assiniboine. District representatives, staff officers, and/or economic consultants may also
be assigned to the TWC by the Alberta Teachers’ Association as non-voting members. The Local president is also an ex-officio member. Elected members of the EPC select three voting members for its NSC, plus one non-voting alternate. Also selected, are three members to participate on the Grievance Committee.
What does the TWC do?
The Economic Policy Committee’s main functions are to:
Leadership Functions of the TWC
The TWC presents its recommendations regarding potential amendments to the collective agreement, complete with their rationale, to the bargaining unit (teachers in PHPS.) The TWC addresses questions and concerns from the membership in respect to alternate proposals regarding the collective agreement. A strong TWC is able to maintain the confidence of the embership despite the necessity for adjustments to or rejection of some of the expressed desires of the membership. Each amendment sought by the TWC must meet be morally sound, legally defensible, and reasonably practicable.
TWC assists the NSC in many ways including:
TWC Training Opportunities
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