Education Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee has tabled Bill No. 30, an Act to Amend the Education Labour Relations Act.
Amendments to the Act will enable substitute personnel to become members of the Yukon Teachers’ Association. The amendments include revising or removing sections regarding probation, temporary employment and layoffs so these matters can be addressed through the new collective agreement with the Yukon Teachers’ Association.
The new collective agreement was ratified on January 14, 2019, and includes provisions for probation, temporary employment and layoffs. Amendments to the Act are needed to bring these provisions into full effect.
Teachers, school staff and substitutes are the most important factors in our students’ success at school. These proposed amendments will allow us to continue to work together with the Yukon Teachers’ Association through an improved labour-relations framework that supports our educators, school-based staff and students.
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee
Upon assent of the Act, substitute personnel would become known as teachers on-call and will become a part of the Yukon Teachers’ Association bargaining unit.
The new collective agreement must be implemented within 90 days of ratification.